[R-SIG-Mac] "¬" in Script Editor

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Wed Aug 29 23:43:15 CEST 2012

On Aug 29, 2012, at 1:13 AM, Brandon Hurr wrote:

> I've been noticing lately some weirdness in the editor when copying
> and pasting code.
> Last night when I was trying to run some code from the ggplot2 mailing
> list I pasted the code in from gmail. As usual, there were extra line
> breaks that caused the code to fail.
> I pasted the code into the script editor to fix the line breaks and
> then copy/pasted it into R-GUI. I then got a lot more errors than I
> did previously, all of which were caused by the insertion of an
> invisible "¬" symbol (a logical not).
> Here: https://plus.google.com/116319893425910717496/posts/5Yxkk7GFwts
> is a screen shot.

I have had similar problems with stuff copied from web postings and  
generally solve them by pasting first into an editing session with  
TextWrangler and using it's sanitizing functions, Zap Gremlins, IIRC.  
I first tried to delete them with TextEdit.app but they proved  
remarkably persistent.

> The code in question is from this question:
> https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/ggplot2/ 
> ... but this has happened before a few times (I cannot recall when it
> started, recently... perhaps since installing ML, but maybe before
> that). If I hit up to input the previous previous command the "¬" are
> not there and when I search in the editor for this symbol nothing is  
> found.
> Is there something going on with the editor or the clipboard or ...?
> Where should I be looking?
> Brandons-MacBook-Air:~ bhurr$ system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType
> Software:


David Winsemius, MD
Alameda, CA, USA

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