[R] ignore error in for-loop

ONKELINX, Thierry Thierry.ONKELINX at inbo.be
Mon Oct 6 15:25:16 CEST 2008

Dear Erich,

Have a look at the try()-function.



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Onderwerp: [R] ignore error in for-loop

Hi all,

Can anybody tell me what to do in case an error occurs inside a 
for-loop and I don't want the program to exit the loop? Rather 
instead I would like it to just go to the next number in the loop and 
try again with the new number. Is there any function like "on error 
go back to" or "skip error" ... ?

Thanks in advance,

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