[R] help(package)->sink()

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at pdf.com
Sat Jul 24 19:06:02 CEST 2004

      I wanted to direct packageInfo to a file, so I could add comments, 
e.g., in MS Word.  The following command stored the desired information 
in an object: 

      mclustInfo <- help(package="mclust")

      Then "mclustInfo" displays it on my screen.  To direct it to a 
file, I tried the following: 


      This sequence created an empty file "mclust.txt", while displaying 
mclustInfo on my screen.  After a few more failed attempts, I gave up 
trying to be clever and copied the text from the screen into Word. 

      Is this a bug, that sink does not capture the output of objects of 
class packageInfo? 

      Best Wishes,
      spencer graves

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