[R] calling an editor on MAC and Linux

Niels Waller niels.waller at vanderbilt.edu
Fri Jun 14 03:05:27 CEST 2002

I have written an R function that writes output to an external file using
the sink function.  I assume that `sink' is not operating system dependent.
At the end of the function I have additional code that opens the newly
created file using notepad on a Windows system.  Obviously, this part of the
code will not work on a Mac or Linux box.  Since I do not have a machine
with Linux or the Mac OS available I have no idea what to call the default
editors.  Could somebody provide a suggestion?  Thanks in advance.

   win3 <- function(...) {

 [a zillion lines of code here ]

 notepad.file <- paste("notepad", outFile, sep = " ")

Dr. Niels G. Waller
Quantitative Methods
Department of Psychology and Human Development
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