problems with cat and ess

Martin Maechler maechler at
Mon Nov 24 13:56:06 CET 2003

>>>>> "Angel" == Angel  <angel_lul at>
>>>>>     on Sun, 23 Nov 2003 23:49:34 +0100 writes:

    Angel> When my source code has something like: i<-1;
    Angel> cat("Some text",i);

    Angel> and I send it to R; the proccess gets stuck (in
    Angel> Starting evaluation) in that line (i.e. if I stop
    Angel> thorugh C-g, the last line is the cat).  Doing cat(i)
    Angel> also gives the same problem.  What am I doing wrong?

not ending your output with "\n" (new line):

There is more than one kind of sending code to R;
one kind at least waits for a valid R prompt, i.e., "> " at the
beginning of new line -> hence your problem.

    Angel> Thanks in advance, Angel P.S: the link to ESS site in
    Angel> seems to be broken.

yes, the address has been moved; 
thanks for the note, I'll fix the link ASAP.

Martin Maechler <maechler at>
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ETH (Federal Inst. Technology)	8092 Zurich	SWITZERLAND
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