[R] R console line-wrapping

Erik Iverson eiverson at NMDP.ORG
Tue Sep 15 23:56:27 CEST 2009

See ?options, particularly the "width" setting.  

> options(width=200)

Might do what you want, by default it is 80... 

Erik Iverson 

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Subject: [R] R console line-wrapping

Hi all, a quick question I couldn't find the answer to in the usual places:

Is there a way to turn off line-wrapping in the R console?  Or set the 
line width-before-wrapping manually?  Currently it looks like the 
console linewraps after about 70 characters, this occurs even if I 
increase the window size.

(I want to output some simple tables to screen for students in a 
computer lab course)

I am running R2.9, i.e. R.app, in Mac OS X.


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