[R] using Rterm under cygwin, no possiblity to delete characters

Dewez Thomas t.dewez at brgm.fr
Wed Jul 28 16:23:30 CEST 2004

Dear R-users,

When I call Rterm from cygwin, I have no options but typing the exact syntax
the first time. If I happen to hit the "delete" key (backspace), R dies when
I press enter saying :

Error: ... (error concerning the function on the last line of text)
Execution halted

Perhaps some of you have experienced this and found work arounds? One has to
be pretty good to type without ever committing mistakes!

By the way, I am running Cygwin (cygwin_NT-5.0 release 1.5.10(0.116/4/2), I
reinstalled everything fresh last week) on Win 2k and R 1.9.1. Although some
of you find cygwin inefficient in many ways, I don't have the option to
migrate to Linux.


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