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

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Sat 13 Jan 2007 - 11:12:14 GMT

Why do people post so much details about their *guesses* on R-help rather than looking into the sources or quickly asking the corresponding developers?

Anyway, before people start to mention and guess about RWinEdt: RWinEdt uses the clipboard to transfer code from WinEdt to R, hence any Excel data copied to the clipboard will be lost after some code has been sent to R.

Uwe Ligges

Farrel Buchinsky wrote:
> I just do not understand this. You are going to be amazed by what I tell
> you.
> Firstly thank you for orienting me to the Tinn-R source buttons.
>
> I selected the first two lines in my script that were as follows.
>
> prelim<-read.delim("clipboard")
> str(prelim)
>
> Then I went over to Excel and copied the cells I wanted to read
>
> Then I went to Tinn-R and clicked on send selection (source) and this is
> what I got in the R Console

>> source(file('clipboard'))

> 'data.frame': 1 obs. of 1 variable:
> $ prelim..read.delim.clipboard.: Factor w/ 1 level "str(prelim)": 1
> Warning message:
> incomplete final line found by readTableHeader on 'clipboard'
> It did not even do the second command and it turned my command from prelim<-
> read.delim("clipboard") to source(file('clipboard'))
>
> I then repeated the whole exercise, using send selection button and got this
>> prelim<-read.delim("clipboard")

> Warning message:
> incomplete final line found by readTableHeader on 'clipboard'
>> str(prelim)

> 'data.frame': 1 obs. of 1 variable:
> $ prelim..read.delim.clipboard.: Factor w/ 1 level "str(prelim)": 1
>
> In disgust, I closed Tinn-R and opened the same script in R-editor, selected
> the first two lines and ran them and got the same junk
>> prelim<-read.delim("clipboard")

> Warning message:
> incomplete final line found by readTableHeader on 'clipboard'
>> str(prelim)

> 'data.frame': 1 obs. of 1 variable:
> $ prelim..read.delim.clipboard.: Factor w/ 1 level "str(prelim)": 1
>
> In desperation I resorted to typing the commands directly in the R console
> which worked as expected.
>> prelim<-read.delim("clipboard")
>> str(prelim)

> 'data.frame': 18 obs. of 13 variables:
> $ tag : int 742 742 749 749 747 747 745 745 727 727 ...
> $ left : int 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 ...
> $ Day.1 : int 2 2 0 0 2 1 1 2 2 1 ...
> $ Day.2 : int 2 2 0 2 3 1 1 2 3 2 ...
> $ Day.3 : int 2 2 1 1 3 1 2 2 3 1 ...
> $ Day.4 : int 2 2 1 1 3 1 1 2 3 2 ...
> $ Day.5 : int 2 1 2 2 3 2 1 3 3 1 ...
> $ Day.6 : int 3 2 2 2 3 2 0 3 2 2 ...
> $ Day.7 : int 3 2 1 1 3 1 1 2 3 3 ...
> $ Day.8 : int 3 2 2 1 3 3 3 3 3 2 ...
> $ Day.9 : int 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 3 3 ...
> $ Day.10 : int 2 2 2 2 3 3 1 2 3 2 ...
> $ dissection: Factor w/ 7 levels "clear","little pus",..: 1 6 4 5 5 4 7 7 4
> 4 ...
>
> What gives?
> What on earth is going on with the clipboard that only direct manipulation
> from the package works.
> It appears to me as if what is selected in the editor is being sent to the
> clipboard so that it can be put into the console and that in so doing it is
> knocking my Excel data from the number one position in the clipboard. Is
> this possible?
>
> To check this I went back to the R-editor because I was sure that I had got
> this to work from the R-editor before.
> You cannot believe what I found
> If I ran the two lines by first selecting them and then hitting Ctrl-R I ran
> into the same problem. But if I simply left my cursor in the first line and
> hit Ctrl-R, then the first line was executed and the cursor automatically
> dropped to the next line in my script. I hit Ctrl-R again and then got the
> expected structure output. I find this amazing and difficult to believe. Any
> insights?
>
> On 1/12/07, Martin Becker <martin.becker@mx.uni-saarland.de> wrote:
>> Zitat von Farrel Buchinsky <fjbuch@gmail.com>:
>>
>>> The only button I pressed was the "send line" button in version 1.19.1.5.
>> I
>>> changed my command to
>>>
>>> prelim<-read.delim(source("clipboard"))
>>>
>> The problem is not using the wrong R-command, but using a (Tinn-R)
>> button that leads to a replacement of the current (windows) clipboard...
>>
>>> and still got the same problem.
>>> I do not know how to use the source versions of the buttons. Can you
>> please
>>> tell me more?
>>>
>> There are three button groups on the left of the "Send line" button,
>> containing two buttons each. The left button of each of these three
>> button groups has the same name as the right button of each group,
>> apart from having a "(source)" suffix. Now it should be obvious what
>> was meant with '"(source)"-version of buttons'. There is no such
>> version for the "Send line" button, so you have to select the
>> corresponding line and use the "Send selection (source)" button, e.g.
>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Farrel
>>>
>> Regards,
>>   Martin
>>
>>> "Martin Becker" <martin.becker@mx.uni-saarland.de> wrote in message
>>> news:45A79DE5.9060803@mx.uni-saarland.de...
>>>> 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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