[R] tkclipboard.append(...) and TCL_LIBRARY not set

Matej Cepl matej at ceplovi.cz
Fri Nov 22 17:00:56 CET 2002

ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:
> > Will this function do what I seek? Or if not, does anyone
> > know of such an R function?
> This doesn't make sense to me.  An R object is not something
> the clipboard can understand.  What exactly do you want to copy
> to the clipboard? The contents of a character vector, perhaps?

Do not want to argue with prof. Ripley, but I have just got my
hand on a copy of MASS (and it is really great book, thanks!),
and there I read on page 34: ``The filename clipboard may be used
on Windows to refer to the Windows clipboard for input or output
(but the file length is limited to 32Kb).''

So it was possible to do something like it even on the late
Windows 3.*. Why it shouldn't be possible now (or was the feature
in S-PLUS such disaster?).

Just curious,


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