Re: [R] Random number generation

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 13:17:00 +0100 (BST)

On Sun, 11 May 2008, Esmail Bonakdarian wrote:

> Stephan Kolassa wrote:
>> Have you tried successively removing/commenting parts of the script before
>> the sample() command until the problem goes away? That way you should be
>> able to pinpoint the offending script command.
> Hi,
> This brings up a question I have .. is there a way to do *block* comments
> with scripts? A la /* ... */ like it's done in Java or C/C++? Ie comment
> more than just one line at a time.
> From what I have read this is not possible in R (at least not easily), but
> I am eager for someone to contradict me :-)

if(FALSE) {

Any good editor can do block commenting, e.g. ESS.

You didn't tell us what you read, but I have never seen this in a reputable source.

> Thanks,
> Esmail

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