[R] calling an editor on MAC and Linux

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Fri Jun 14 11:30:56 CEST 2002

ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk writes:

> R has an edit command that you could use!
> edit(file=outFile) is simple and system-independent.  'Nuff said?

It doesn't work for general file editing (and isn't documented to do

> edit(file="foo")
Error in edit(name, file, editor) : An error occurred on line 3
 use a command like
 x <- edit()
 to recover

...which is little wonder since "foo" contained an email. It will try
to eval() the contents, which I don't think is desirable in all cases.

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