[Rd] Incomplete documentation for Long Input Lines (PR#13147)

From: <Jerry.Lewis_at_biogenidec.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2008 18:50:08 +0200 (CEST)

Full_Name: Jerry W. Lewis
Version: 2.7.2
OS: Windows XP Professional
Submission from: (NULL) (

Section 1.8 of "An Introduction to R" states "Command lines entered at the console are limited to about 1024 bytes (not characters)" and indicates that incomplete lines may be continued on the next line. There appear to be unstated additional restrictions. For instance, in a console entered assignment statement using the c() function, if a comma occurs in position 1023, then that line with its continuation on the next will not be interpreted correctly.

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