[R] Execution of larger blocks of pasted code often fails?

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Wed May 29 08:46:50 CEST 2013

On May 28, 2013, at 19:26 , Mark Breman wrote:

> Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
> If the problem is caused by a restriction in one of the (software)
> components i'm using (OS, terminal etc), should the remaining of the pasted
> code simply be missing after the point where the error occurs? As can be
> seen from my example above the entire block of code is pasted and is
> executed by the R command line, although with errors from the point where
> the first error occured.

Looks like it is dropping characters when its input buffer runs full. That's pretty typical behavior for terminals (real and emulated). 

> Can it be that the paste mechanism i'm using (from GEdit to GNOME terminal
> on Ubuntu Linux) is adding control characters between pasting multiple
> blocks of code and these (invisible) characters are causing the problem?

Peter Dalgaard, Professor,
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