[R] alternative to built-in data editor

Dieter Menne dieter.menne at menne-biomed.de
Thu May 28 08:52:12 CEST 2009

urlwolf wrote:
> 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 have never seen the data editor.  The radical alternative I use is to do
all data-peeking in an external database, e.g. Access or SQLServer Express.
Writing using RODBC is so easy that write all intermediate results back to
the database for inspection and re-use in a later step. 


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