[ESS] Can not interrupt long printing

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 14:16:48 CEST 2012

  >> Rainer M Krug <r.m.krug at gmail.com>
  >> on Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:36:52 +0200 wrote:

  >> 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.

Ok, I only now see the problem. So Ctrl-c works only after the process
mark. Then, I would say that this is a bug in comint or ESS. Will


  >> 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)

  > Thanks,

  > Rainer

  >> 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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