Print an indented debugging message. Many oce functions decrease the debug level by 1 when they call other functions, so the effect is a nesting, with more space for deeper function level.

oceDebug(debug = 0, ..., style = "plain", unindent = 0)



an integer, less than or equal to zero for no message, and greater than zero for increasing levels of debugging. Values greater than 4 are treated like 4.


items to be supplied to cat(), which does the printing. Note that no newline will be printed unless ... contains a string with a newline character (as in the example).


either a string or a function. If a string, it must be "plain" (the default) for plain text, "bold", "italic", "red", "green" or "blue" (with obvious meanings). If style is a function, it must prepend and postpend the text with control codes, as in the cyan-coloured example; note that crayon provides many functions that work well for style.


integer giving the number of levels to un-indent, e.g. for start and end lines from a called function.


oceDebug(debug=1, "Example", 1, "Plain text")
#> Example 1 Plain text
oceDebug(debug=1, "Example", 2, "Bold", style="bold")
#> Example 2 Bold
oceDebug(debug=1, "Example", 3, "Italic", style="italic")
#> Example 3 Italic
oceDebug(debug=1, "Example", 4, "Red", style="red")
#> Example 4 Red
oceDebug(debug=1, "Example", 5, "Green", style="green")
#> Example 5 Green
oceDebug(debug=1, "Example", 6, "Blue", style="blue")
#> Example 6 Blue
mycyan <- function(...) paste("\033[36m", paste(..., sep=" "), "\033[0m", sep="") oceDebug(debug=1, "Example", 7, "User-set cyan", style=mycyan)
#> Example 7 User-set cyan