# Re: [R] how to use sink.number()

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon 18 Apr 2005 - 21:14:37 EST

On Mon, 18 Apr 2005, Michael S wrote:

> Dear All R-helper,
> my question is how to use sink.number.
> if I want to label the output was sinked by sink function how should I do ?
> example:
> zz <- file("c:\\sinktest1.txt",open="wt")
> sink(zz)
> g<- 1:10
> cat(g,"\n")
> f<-list(1:100)
> h<-capture.output(f)
> cat(h)
> sink()
>
> I want there are marks in "sinktest1.txt" files, let me know the number of
> output I get(in this example, there should be 2 mark or number ,becuase I
> using two cat function)

That is nothing to do with sink.number():

'sink.number()' reports how many diversions are in use.

```      'sink.number(type = "message")' reports the number of the
connection currently being used for error messages.

```

If you don't understand that, please consult the references on the help page.

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Received on Mon Apr 18 21:18:39 2005

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