[Rd] accessing windows clipboard from load and save (PR#4999)
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Nov 8 16:47:31 MET 2003
Yet another report of a non-bug!
First, your example of the use of save() does not work. That *is* a bug.
Second, please RTFM. help(load) says
'load' can load R objects saved in the current or any earlier
format. It can read a compressed file (see 'save') directly from
a file or from a suitable connection.
and nothing says a clipboard is a suitable connection.
If you really want to make a positive contribution you could work out what
changes are necessary to make a clipboard a suitable connection and supply
a patch against the current sources (not an obselete version of R). Hints:
load expects to be able to open a connection in binary mode, and to wrap
it in a decompression wrapper.
On Sat, 8 Nov 2003 ggrothendieck at myway.com wrote:
> Full_Name: Gabor Grothendieck
> Version: 1.7.1
> OS: Windows 2000
> Submission from: (NULL) (22.214.171.124)
> works but
> does not.
> Even better would be if
> worked as that would provide consistency with read.table("clipboard")
> R-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
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