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

From: ONKELINX, Thierry <Thierry.ONKELINX_at_inbo.be>
Date: Fri 12 Jan 2007 - 20:06:42 GMT

Instead of discussing this odd behaviour of TINN-R, I would prefer a discussion on importing data through the clipboard. In my opinion it isn't a good a idea to import data with the clipboard. I know that it's a quick and dirty way to get your data fast into R. But I see two major drawbacks. First of all you have no chance of checking what data you imported. This is important when you need to check your results a few days (weeks, months or even years) later. A second drawback is that you won't feel the need to store your data in an orderly fashion. Which often leads to a huge pile of junk, instead of a valuable dataset...

Cheers,

Thierry

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Van: r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch namens BBands Verzonden: vr 12-1-2007 19:47
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Onderwerp: Re: [R] R editor vs. Tinn-R  

On 1/12/07, Martin Becker <martin.becker@mx.uni-saarland.de> wrote:
> 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.

Something odd is going on. I can confirm that read.delim("clipboard") works from R, but not from Tinn-R. What seems odd is that the contents of the clipboard _are_ preserved after the Tinn-R send, so that a subsequent paste or read.delim("clipboard") from R works correctly. Perhaps Tinn-R restores the contents of the clipboard after sending to R such that the R command runs before the restore takes place?

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