R: directing output to file on the fly, output flushing

May 4, 2010
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(This article was first published on Statistics Blog » r, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

To start sending all output to a file, do this:

Related to this I recently had to use:

This forces your console to print out any buffered content. Doing this will cost time, but if you are running a very long script and wonder if it is still alive, you might do something like this:

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