[ESS] Can not interrupt long printing

Rainer M Krug r.m.krug at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 11:36:52 CEST 2012

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On 25/06/12 10:52, Vitalie Spinu wrote:
>>> Rainer M Krug <r.m.krug at gmail.com> on Mon, 25 Jun 2012 09:51:32 +0200 wrote:
>> Probably related: after printing (as above) a large object, the cursor stays in the middle of
>> the visible part of the emacs buffer and the end of the object is below the bottom of the
>> buffer.
> If you didn't set comint-scroll-to-bottom-on-output then this is reasonable. Comint will not
> scroll the buffer unless you are at the end of it.

I'll try if this changes anything and give some feedback.

This seems to have solved the problem: The cursor is always at the end, so a Ctrl-c is accepted.


> I guess you know about max.print option. Set it to something small, like 1000, to avoid the
> listing of big objects.

I should actually. But I am starting R with --vanilla, so the defaults are used - is there a way
in ESS that I can set options? (I am sure there is)



> Vitalie.
>>>>> 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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