Re: [Rd] (PR#7584) user failure to read the FAQ (was print() from within a function - Windows specific?)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sat 29 Jan 2005 - 06:15:26 EST

Please read the rw-FAQ, Q6.3. for a discussion to this very useful *feature*.

It has been in the FAQ since before 1.0.0.

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 markus.liedgens@ipw.agrl.ethz.ch wrote:

> Full_Name: Markus Liedgens
> Version: Ever since 1.6

There is no such version of R, and never has been.

> OS: Windows 98 / Windows Xp
> Submission from: (NULL) (81.63.111.226)
>
>
> To control the progress of a function one can consider to use print() to issue a
> message in the command window. However, using Win98 / R 1.9 or WinXP / R 2.0,
> this approach is of little usefulness, since all the print() commands are issued
> at once, just before the control returns to the command window. A test code
> could be:
>
> for(i in 1:10){
> for(j in 1:1000){
> for(k in 1:1000){}
> }
> print(i)
> }
>
> I once ask a linux / unix user and he was not able to reproduce the

> problem.

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