[R] Session logging in Windows98?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Nov 24 16:15:22 CET 2000

> From: dmurdoch at pair.com (Duncan Murdoch)
> To: Prof Brian D Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
> Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] Session logging in Windows98?
> Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 14:12:57 GMT
> On Fri, 24 Nov 2000 07:29:36 +0000 (GMT), Prof Brian D Ripley
> <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> >One point: the `interaction buffer' I presume means the console screen
> >buffer.  That is of limited size, and the oldest history is purged if
> >necessary.  You can only save what is left.
> I thought I recalled that you can set the size of the history that is
> kept, but I can't find how to do it now.  Is this possible?  If so, I
> think the natural place to put it is in the "GUI preferences" dialog.

For 1.2.0 it will be possible to set the size of the history buffer
(it's in the CHANGES file) via an environment variable.  It is not
currently possible to set the size of the console screen buffer, and the
way it works it is not as easy to alter it on the fly.  I'll look into
what might easily be possible.

> BTW, that dialog doesn't work quite right with large fonts selected; I
> lose the last letters of "MD?", "multiple windo??", "True Type onl?".
> This is a pretty common problem with windows applications; I think the
> simplest solution is to design with large fonts installed, then small
> fonts just have extra space around them.

That's known and I thought already fixed.  I'll see if it has really
been fixed on pre-1.2.0.  There are limits to what you can do: at
the magnification my father uses (150%) lots of things get truncated.
I don't think it's much of an issue: the "GUI preferences" dialog
merely interfaces some text files which you can edit.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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