What is pager (was Re: [R] using the pfe editor with R 1.1.3 under windows 2000

pauljohn@ukans.edu pauljohn at ukans.edu
Sat Sep 29 18:09:58 CEST 2001

I've been watching this thread, trying to figure out what it is
talking about.  

I feel like I'm missing out, so please throw me a clue.
What are you using this for and how does it help in the usage of
R?  In R I do find "edit" for editing objects. I find the
command page() which ?page says invokes a "pager" but I don't
see how a pager configured. pager() doesn't exist.  I don't find
pager in the R-FAQ.  

I see from practicing that page() is like piping an object to
more (or less :)).  

When I use R, I often run Emacs in ESS mode, and edit commands
in one file and paste them into the R session inside Emacs.  Is
pager related to the same kind of thing?

Is this something I would understand if I had used S+ ?


Uwe Ligges wrote:
> If running as 'pager', only a file is shown in the editor.
> If running as 'editor', R waits until the editor has finished, because R
> cannot know, when you have finished the 'fix'ing of an object.

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