

Greetings All.
My apologies for a question whose answer is probably
readily available somewhere (for some interpetation
of "somewhere") ...
Say I have just typed (from a sheet of paper) several
lines into the R commandline, and what I see is:
> chisq.test(matrix(c(3,6,3,4,4,
+ 4,1,4,6,5,
+ 2,7,4,2,5,
+ 8,2,4,4,2,
+ 3,4,5,4,4),ncol=5))
Later, I find that would like to reinput the data part
of this command ("matrix(c(...)...)"). Without the "+"
continuation prompts, it would be easy to do this by
copy&paste with the mouse in one operation. With the "+"
marks there, I have to do the copy&paste for each separate line.
So is there a way to suppress the output of the "+" at the
beginning of each continuation line?
(The above is one of the smaller examples of this situation;
sometimes I have wished to do this for commands extending over,
say, 1520 lines).
With thanks,
Ted.

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Hello,
See the setting of options()$continue
> options("continue" = "")
Error in options(continue = "") : invalid value for 'continue'
> options("continue" = " ")
> x <
1:5
> x
[1] 1 2 3 4 5
Hope this helps,
Rui Barradas
Em 30072012 09:58, (Ted Harding) escreveu:
> Greetings All.
> My apologies for a question whose answer is probably
> readily available somewhere (for some interpetation
> of "somewhere") ...
>
> Say I have just typed (from a sheet of paper) several
> lines into the R commandline, and what I see is:
>
>> chisq.test(matrix(c(3,6,3,4,4,
> + 4,1,4,6,5,
> + 2,7,4,2,5,
> + 8,2,4,4,2,
> + 3,4,5,4,4),ncol=5))
>
> Later, I find that would like to reinput the data part
> of this command ("matrix(c(...)...)"). Without the "+"
> continuation prompts, it would be easy to do this by
> copy&paste with the mouse in one operation. With the "+"
> marks there, I have to do the copy&paste for each separate line.
>
> So is there a way to suppress the output of the "+" at the
> beginning of each continuation line?
>
> (The above is one of the smaller examples of this situation;
> sometimes I have wished to do this for commands extending over,
> say, 1520 lines).
>
> With thanks,
> Ted.
>
> 
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On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 4:58 AM, Ted Harding < [hidden email]> wrote:
> Greetings All.
> My apologies for a question whose answer is probably
> readily available somewhere (for some interpetation
> of "somewhere") ...
>
> Say I have just typed (from a sheet of paper) several
> lines into the R commandline, and what I see is:
>
>> chisq.test(matrix(c(3,6,3,4,4,
> + 4,1,4,6,5,
> + 2,7,4,2,5,
> + 8,2,4,4,2,
> + 3,4,5,4,4),ncol=5))
>
> Later, I find that would like to reinput the data part
> of this command ("matrix(c(...)...)"). Without the "+"
> continuation prompts, it would be easy to do this by
> copy&paste with the mouse in one operation. With the "+"
> marks there, I have to do the copy&paste for each separate line.
>
> So is there a way to suppress the output of the "+" at the
> beginning of each continuation line?
>
> (The above is one of the smaller examples of this situation;
> sometimes I have wished to do this for commands extending over,
> say, 1520 lines).
>
On Windows just copy the command to the clipboard and the use Edit 
Paste Commands to paste them back (as opposed to just Paste) in and it
will remove the leading junk on each line as it pastes it in.
Another possibility which is not specific to Windows is to issue:
history()
and then copy from the history  the history output has no leading
junk in the first place.

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If I understand the question correctly the answer is probably not to type anything at the R command line. A good editor or interface is a better approach
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_%28programming_language%29#InterfacesJohn Kane
Kingston ON Canada
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> Subject: [R] Turning off continuation prompt?
>
> Greetings All.
> My apologies for a question whose answer is probably
> readily available somewhere (for some interpetation
> of "somewhere") ...
>
> Say I have just typed (from a sheet of paper) several
> lines into the R commandline, and what I see is:
>
>> chisq.test(matrix(c(3,6,3,4,4,
> + 4,1,4,6,5,
> + 2,7,4,2,5,
> + 8,2,4,4,2,
> + 3,4,5,4,4),ncol=5))
>
> Later, I find that would like to reinput the data part
> of this command ("matrix(c(...)...)"). Without the "+"
> continuation prompts, it would be easy to do this by
> copy&paste with the mouse in one operation. With the "+"
> marks there, I have to do the copy&paste for each separate line.
>
> So is there a way to suppress the output of the "+" at the
> beginning of each continuation line?
>
> (The above is one of the smaller examples of this situation;
> sometimes I have wished to do this for commands extending over,
> say, 1520 lines).
>
> With thanks,
> Ted.
>
> 
> EMail: (Ted Harding) < [hidden email]>
> Date: 30Jul2012 Time: 09:58:02
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Dear Ted,
I don't think that it's really advisable to do so, because it might lead to confusion, but you could set options(continue=" ").
Best,
John

John Fox
Sen. William McMaster Prof. of Social Statistics
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
http://socserv.mcmaster.ca/jfox/
On Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:58:09 +0100 (BST)
(Ted Harding) < [hidden email]> wrote:
> Greetings All.
> My apologies for a question whose answer is probably
> readily available somewhere (for some interpetation
> of "somewhere") ...
>
> Say I have just typed (from a sheet of paper) several
> lines into the R commandline, and what I see is:
>
> > chisq.test(matrix(c(3,6,3,4,4,
> + 4,1,4,6,5,
> + 2,7,4,2,5,
> + 8,2,4,4,2,
> + 3,4,5,4,4),ncol=5))
>
> Later, I find that would like to reinput the data part
> of this command ("matrix(c(...)...)"). Without the "+"
> continuation prompts, it would be easy to do this by
> copy&paste with the mouse in one operation. With the "+"
> marks there, I have to do the copy&paste for each separate line.
>
> So is there a way to suppress the output of the "+" at the
> beginning of each continuation line?
>
> (The above is one of the smaller examples of this situation;
> sometimes I have wished to do this for commands extending over,
> say, 1520 lines).
>
> With thanks,
> Ted.
>
> 
> EMail: (Ted Harding) < [hidden email]>
> Date: 30Jul2012 Time: 09:58:02
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On Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:58:09 +0100 (BST) (Ted Harding)
< [hidden email]> wrote:
>> Greetings All.
>> My apologies for a question whose answer is probably
>> readily available somewhere (for some interpetation
>> of "somewhere") ...
>>
>> Say I have just typed (from a sheet of paper) several
>> lines into the R commandline, and what I see is:
>>
>>> chisq.test(matrix(c(3,6,3,4,4,
>> + 4,1,4,6,5,
>> + 2,7,4,2,5,
>> + 8,2,4,4,2,
>> + 3,4,5,4,4),ncol=5))
>>
>> Later, I find that would like to reinput the data part
>> of this command ("matrix(c(...)...)"). Without the "+"
>> continuation prompts, it would be easy to do this by
>> copy&paste with the mouse in one operation. With the "+"
>> marks there, I have to do the copy&paste for each separate line.
>>
>> So is there a way to suppress the output of the "+" at the
>> beginning of each continuation line?
At some level of complexity it is worth thinking of using a programming
front end to R rather than the basic GUI. I have really benefited from
downloading RStudio myself, but there are any number of other choices
that might be suited to your needs as well. Knowing how long you have
been around this list, you probably can name more than I.
Rob
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On 30.07.2012 15:36, Robert Baer wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:58:09 +0100 (BST) (Ted Harding)
> < [hidden email]> wrote:
>>> Greetings All.
>>> My apologies for a question whose answer is probably
>>> readily available somewhere (for some interpetation
>>> of "somewhere") ...
>>>
>>> Say I have just typed (from a sheet of paper) several
>>> lines into the R commandline, and what I see is:
>>>
>>>> chisq.test(matrix(c(3,6,3,4,4,
>>> + 4,1,4,6,5,
>>> + 2,7,4,2,5,
>>> + 8,2,4,4,2,
>>> + 3,4,5,4,4),ncol=5))
>>>
>>> Later, I find that would like to reinput the data part
>>> of this command ("matrix(c(...)...)"). Without the "+"
>>> continuation prompts, it would be easy to do this by
>>> copy&paste with the mouse in one operation. With the "+"
>>> marks there, I have to do the copy&paste for each separate line.
>>>
>>> So is there a way to suppress the output of the "+" at the
>>> beginning of each continuation line?
> At some level of complexity it is worth thinking of using a programming
> front end to R rather than the basic GUI. I have really benefited from
> downloading RStudio myself, but there are any number of other choices
> that might be suited to your needs as well. Knowing how long you have
> been around this list, you probably can name more than I.
Or just see ?options and its argument "continue".
Uwe Ligges
> Rob
>
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