Re: [R] Can't get sample function from "An Introduction to R" to work

From: David Groos <>
Date: Sun 17 Jul 2005 - 12:40:00 EST

On Jul 16, 2005, at 9:58 AM, Thomas Lumley wrote:

> On Fri, 15 Jul 2005, David Groos wrote:
>> Thank you-all very much for your help, your responses and help has
>> been
>> very encouraging. The following doesn't close the case but it tables
>> it...
>> First I copied Ken's code into my R Console worked great!
>> That was baffling as it looked identical to mine.
>> I did not explicitly say earlier that the code I sent out I had copied
>> from the console, pasted into MS Word, changed font size, then pasted
>> it into the e-mail--in other words, that was a copy of one of the
>> codes
>> that didn't work.
> Mysterious syntax errors on OS X can result from copying and pasting
> into R. Files that look perfectly innocent can contain Windows line
> endings (\r\n) or en-dashes instead of hyphens. These might well be
> transparently fixed in the process of converting to email.
I'll put this, as well as the copying/pasting as unformatted text as recommends Spencer, into my bag of tricks.
> If you actually typed into the R console then this won't explain it,
> of course.
And indeed, I did type right into the R console, so the mystery remains...
> -thomas
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