[R] Antwort: Re: Re: Antwort: Re: Re: sink(): Cannot open file

G.Maubach at weinwolf.de G.Maubach at weinwolf.de
Wed May 11 18:45:39 CEST 2016

Hi Sarah,

yes, I followed your suggestion.

If I do exactly what is in the example of the documentation:

i <- 1:10
outer(i, i, "*")

it does not write anything, i. e. no file is created in "C:/Temp/". The 
script is executed without an error or warning message.

If I run

## capture all the output to a file.
zz <- file("C:/Temp/all.Rout", open = "wt")
sink(zz, type = "message")
## back to the console
sink(type = "message")  # I think ,this was your suggestion

the script is executed without error or warning message, the file is 
created in "C:/Temp/" but if I try to open it right away after the script 
is done the message

DE: "Auf das Dokument "C:\Temp\all.Rout" kann nicht zugegriffen werden, da 
es von einer anderen Anwendung verwendet wird."
EN: "Cannot access the document "C:\Temp\all.Rout" cause it is used by 
another application."

What do I do wrong?

Kind regards


Von:    Sarah Goslee <sarah.goslee at gmail.com>
An:     G.Maubach at weinwolf.de, 
Datum:  10.05.2016 18:46
Betreff:        Re: Re: [R] Antwort: Re: Re: sink(): Cannot open file

On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 12:34 PM,  <G.Maubach at weinwolf.de> wrote:
> sink(type = "message")

But did you do that ^^ as I suggested?

If you start a message sink with
sink(zz, type="message")
as you did, you need to explicitly close that stream. Just using
doesn't do it.

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