Re: [R] handling a cancelled file.choose()

From: Henrik Bengtsson <hb_at_stat.berkeley.edu>
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 21:09:16 +0200

See ?tryCatch.

Example: Function returning NULL if cancelled:

fileChoose <- function(...) {
  pathname <- NULL;
  tryCatch({
    pathname <- file.choose();
  }, error = function(ex) {
  })
  pathname;
}

/Henrik

On 6/6/07, Ben Tupper <btupper_at_bigelow.org> wrote:
> Hello,
>
>
> I have a file reading function that prompts the user with a file dialog
> if a filename is not provided in the argument list. It is desirable to
> return gracefully if the user selects "Cancel", but file.choose() throws
> an error instead of returning something like a character.
>
> > file.choose()
> [1] "/Users/ben/ben_idl.pref"
>
> > file.choose()
> Error in file.choose() : file choice cancelled
>
> I naively planned to use nchar() to test the length, assuming
> cancellation would return a zero-length character. That appears to be
> out of the question. Are there other options available in the base package?
>
> Thanks!
> Ben
>
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