# capture.output

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##### Send Output to a Character String or File

Evaluates its arguments with the output being returned as a character string or sent to a file. Related to sink in the same way that with is related to attach.

Keywords
utilities
##### Usage
capture.output(..., file = NULL, append = FALSE)
##### Arguments
...
Expressions to be evaluated.
file
A file name or a connection, or NULL to return the output as a character vector. If the connection is not open, it will be opened initially and closed on exit.
append
logical. If file a file name or unopened connection, append or overwrite?
##### Details

An attempt is made to write output as far as possible to file if there is an error in evaluating the expressions, but for file = NULL all output will be lost.

##### Value

A character string (if file = NULL), or invisible NULL.

sink, textConnection
library(utils) require(stats) glmout <- capture.output(example(glm)) glmout[1:5] capture.output(1+1, 2+2) capture.output({1+1; 2+2}) ## Not run: # ## on Unix with enscript available # ps <- pipe("enscript -o tempout.ps","w") # capture.output(example(glm), file = ps) # close(ps) # ## End(Not run)