Given two R output files, compute differences ignoring headers, footers and some other differences.
filepaths to be compared
logical: extra pruning for ‘-Ex.Rout’ files to exclude the header.
logical: should the displayed addresses of
pointers be set to
logical: should the returned value include a log of differences found?
The R startup banner and any timing information from
BATCH are removed from both files, together with lines about
loading packages. UTF-8 fancy quotes (see
on Windows, Windows' so-called ‘smart quotes’, are mapped to
a simple quote. Addresses of environments, compiled bytecode and
other exotic types expressed as hex addresses
<environment: 0x12345678>) are mapped to
0x00000000. The files are then compared line-by-line. If
there are the same number of lines and
useDiff is false, a
diff -b -like display of differences is printed
(which ignores trailing spaces and differences in numbers of
consecutive spaces), otherwise
diff -bw is called on the
edited files. (This tries to ignore all differences in whitespace:
note that flag -w is not required by POSIX but is supported
by GNU, Solaris and FreeBSD versions.)
This can compare uncompressed PDF files, ignoring differences in creation and modification dates.
Mainly for use in examples, text from marker > ## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN up to (but not including) > ## IGNORE_RDIFF_END is ignored.
Log is true, a list with components
out, a character vector of descriptions of
differences, possibly of zero length.
Otherwise, a status indicator,
0L if and only if no differences
The shell script run as
R CMD Rdiff.
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