[R] a matrix in a seprate window?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jun 2 08:12:43 CEST 2006

On Thu, 1 Jun 2006, H. Paul Benton wrote:

> A very simple one but I cannot figure it out. I have a matrix and I want to
> display it in a seprate window. I would really like it if it worked on both
> linux and windows.

edit.matrix will provide you with a spreadsheet display in a separate 
window.  Unfortunately it is modal: rewriting it to provide an 
asynchronous data viewer is on my TODO list.

Alternatively, you can write out the matrix to a file and show the file.
For example

f <- tempfile()
write.table(as.matrix(hills), file=f, sep="\t")

On linux you would need to use a pager that displayed in a separate 
window: there are many possible choices (I tend to use emacsclient).

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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