[R] Why do tabs disappear when pasted into the R console?
sarah.goslee at gmail.com
Mon Jun 3 15:22:34 CEST 2013
Pasting tabs into the console works for me on linux, which suggests
that you need to provide more information about your OS and all the
other usual things.
On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 9:15 AM, Tal Galili <tal.galili at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Dear R-help Members,
> I have noticed that when pasting text with "tab" in it to the R console it
> eliminates the tab. Whereas, when pasted into the R Editor, the tab is
> For example, pasting this:
> "1997 7680"
> In the R Console will result in:
> Is there a way to preserve the tab?
> This would allow (for example) to use read.table with a table copied from
> website/libre-office/excel such as:
> a = read.table( text=
> 1 2
> 3 4
> I understand I can use readClipboard directly, but I wonder if there is a
> way to use it while the text is kept in the R Editor.
> With regards,
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