[R] automatic logging of commands
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Aug 22 13:06:15 CEST 2003
>>>>> "BDR" == Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
>>>>> on Thu, 21 Aug 2003 20:36:24 +0100 (BST) writes:
BDR> On Thu, 21 Aug 2003, David R. Bickel wrote:
>> The piping UNIX command that I just suggested is better
>> than nothing, but writes backspaces or other invisible
>> characters to the file, sometimes in place of characters
>> that were visible on the screen.
BDR> Under actual UNIX, that is not so: the characters in
BDR> the file are those sent to the terminal. Perhaps your
BDR> terminal does things you do not expect.
BDR> Many decent UNIX terminal windows allow you to save
BDR> their contents, BTW.
>> Some kind of R command that writes everything that
>> appears on the screen to a file would be better.
BDR> You can always contribute one (see the R startup
BDR> banner). Not that I think this is the job of a
BDR> statistics package under UNIX, when other tools exist:
BDR> you might also like to investigate ESS under Emacs,
BDR> which can I believe do what you want.
Definitely. Just write the *R* buffer to a file (C-x C-w) even
continuing using it.
"Use ESS!" would have been my answer to the original question.
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