[R] How do I temporarily stop an execution?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jun 19 12:22:02 CEST 2001

On Tue, 19 Jun 2001, Jonathan Baron wrote:

> If you _know_ in advance that you want to stop at some
> point, readline(), is useful.  It is how the demo program
> works.  The function stop() is good too, for debugging,
> but you can't restart.  Jon

I think I did not understand the aim here, and after I private reply can

1) par(ask=T)  stops before each graph.

2) package sm has a simple pause() function using readline that can be

pause <- function ()
    cat("Pause. Press <Enter> to continue...")

3) Inserting a call to browser() is even better for debugging.


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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