```
## this example will not work correctly in example(try), but
## it does work correctly if pasted in
options(show.error.messages = FALSE)
try(log("a"))
print(.Last.value)
options(show.error.messages = TRUE)
## alternatively,
print(try(log("a"), TRUE))
## run a simulation, keep only the results that worked.
set.seed(123)
x <- stats::rnorm(50)
doit <- function(x)
{
x <- sample(x, replace = TRUE)
if(length(unique(x)) > 30) mean(x)
else stop("too few unique points")
}
## alternative 1
res <- lapply(1:100, function(i) try(doit(x), TRUE))
## alternative 2
res <- vector("list", 100)
for(i in 1:100) res[[i]] <- try(doit(x), TRUE)
unlist(res[sapply(res, function(x) !inherits(x, "try-error"))])
```

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