[ESS] Can not interrupt long printing

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 16:20:18 CEST 2012

  >> Rainer M Krug <r.m.krug at gmail.com>
  >> on Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:53:04 +0200 wrote:

  > On 21/06/12 15:51, Douglas Bates wrote:
  >> Why not use

  > If I remember that it might be a larger object, I usually do that - but I sometimes forget and
  > then....

C-c C-c in iESS should work for data.frames (albeit with some delay). It
doesn't work if you cat(huge_string).

I guess the interruption mechanism has to do with underlying R. From
Emacs side it's probably close to nothing what could be done to improve


  >> str(x)
  >> before asking for a display of the complete object?  The str function, written by Martin,
  >> provides a concise overview of any R object.  Other alternatives for data frames in particular
  >> are
  >> head(x, n)  # display the first n rows, the default for n is 6
  >> and
  >> tail(x, n)
  >> On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 7:09 AM, Rainer M Krug <r.m.krug at gmail.com> wrote: Hi
  >> I sometimes want to see an object / dataframe (lets call it x) in R and, only after issuing
  >> the command to print it(> x), that it x is a HUGE dataframe and it takes literally minutes to
  >> print. I am not able to interrupt the printing with Ctrl-c as I used to be, as the cursor is in
  >> the middle of the screen and not at the end of the output. Interrupting via the menu also does
  >> not work ("No command on this line"). The only thing I can do is either wait or kill R
  >> Is it possible to make sure that the cursor stays at the end of the output, so that I can 
  >> interrupt the printing? Thanks,
  >> Rainer
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