Re: [R] immediate print

From: Christos Hatzis <>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 11:27:03 -0500



in your loop.


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> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Waterman,
> DG (David)
> Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 11:20 AM
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> Subject: [R] immediate print
> Hi everyone,
> I have a function containing a loop that takes some time to complete.
> Before I enter the loop I want to print a text string to the
> screen explaining what is being calculated, however, I find
> that the information is not printed until the function exits.
> Is there a way of immediately printing a message from within
> a function as a side effect before it returns?
> code example:
> myFunc <- function(){
> print.noquote("some message that I want to print before exiting the
> function")
> j <- 0
> for (i in 1:1000000){
> j <- j + 1
> }
> j
> }
> Best wishes,
> David
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