[R] alternative to built-in data editor

Greg Snow Greg.Snow at imail.org
Wed May 27 21:16:03 CEST 2009

Have you tried the View function (note the uppercase V).

Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
Intermountain Healthcare
greg.snow at imail.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of Jose Quesada
> Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 11:25 AM
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> Subject: [R] alternative to built-in data editor
> Hi all,
> I often have to peek at large data.
> While head and tail are convenient, at times I'd like some more
> comprehensive.
> I guess I debug better in a more visual way?
> I was wondering if there's a way to override the default data editor.
> I could of course dump to a txt file, and look at it with an
> editor/spreadsheet, but after doing it a few times, it gets boring.
> Maybe it's time for me to write a function to automatize the process?
> I'd ask first in case there's an easier way.
> Thanks!
> -Jose
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