Re: [R] R editor vs. Tinn-R

From: Martin Becker <martin.becker_at_mx.uni-saarland.de>
Date: Fri 12 Jan 2007 - 14:40:37 GMT

Farrel Buchinsky wrote:
> Have you used Tinn-R and what landmines await the inexperienced?
>
>

Depending on which button you press in Tinn-R, the clipboard is used to transfer the commands to R, so sometimes you can't rely on the previous contents of the clipboard while using Tinn-R. If you use the "(source)"-versions of the buttons, the content of the clipboard should be preserved.

Regards,
  Martin

> I could not understand why a script that used to work stopped working.
> Look at these two scenarios
> I opened an excel spreadsheet and copied several cells to the clipboard
> Then Scenario 1
> Executed from Tinn-R
>
>> prelim<-read.delim("clipboard")
>> str(prelim)
>>
> 'data.frame': 0 obs. of 1 variable:
> $ prelim..read.delim.clipboard.: logi
>
> Scenario 2
> Executed from R editor
>
>> prelim<-read.delim("clipboard")
>> str(prelim)
>>
> 'data.frame': 18 obs. of 13 variables:
>
>



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