[R] Debugging R Code

Tobias Sing tsing at mpi-sb.mpg.de
Thu Feb 12 12:08:55 CET 2004

Hi all,

is there a more convenient way to debug R code than the built in debug() 
function? (so that one can set breakpoints, step in and out of function 
calls,...). I read the section on debugging compiled code in the manual 
"Writing R Extensions" (I only want to debug ordinary code but thought that 
maybe the advice there could help), but didn't find out how I can start 
debugging my code after typing "R -d gdb", which brought me to the gdb prompt 
(I'm using R 1.6.2 in xemacs via ESS).


Tobias Sing

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