Re: [R] Command equivalent of rgui "File, Save to File"?

From: Michael Prager <>
Date: Tue 12 Sep 2006 - 13:27:04 GMT

Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> On 9/11/2006 3:57 PM, Michael Prager wrote:
> > R 2.3.1 on Windows XP Professional.
> >
> > I am writing some scripts to generate examples. The Rgui menu
> > item "File, Save to File" is helpful. Is there perhaps an
> > equivalent R function that can be incorporated into a script?
> I think sink() is the closest you can get: set R to write to a file
> before generating whatever output you want to save.
> The menu item writes out the GUI text buffer; the R core doesn't know
> what's in that buffer. Other front ends don't have a buffer at all.

Thanks, Duncan, for the helpful response. Unless I have overlooked something (quite possible), sink() saves only the output, not the input as well. I'll continue using the menu system -- which I am delighted to have.


Mike Prager
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