[R] Suppressing output (e.g. from cat)

Richard Pearson richard.pearson at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
Tue Jun 24 13:03:02 CEST 2008

Wacek, many thanks! I'm wondering however whether this will be problematic on Windows (I have no windows box to hand to check this, but am creating a package that I would like to be cross-platform)?


Wacek Kusnierczyk wrote:
> Richard Pearson wrote:
>> Is it possible to temporarily suspend output? I am using a function
>> that gives lots of output using cat, that is not very informative. Is
>> it possible to turn output off, run the function, then turn output
>> back on again? I've looked at ?options and done various RSiteSearch()s
>> but couldn't find a way to do this.
> sink("/dev/null")
> ?sink
> vQ
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