[BioC] can R be invoked from another program

Adaikalavan Ramasamy ramasamy at cancer.org.uk
Sat Nov 6 13:07:52 CET 2004

This question is more suitable for R-help mailing list, but in essence
yes. However it is relatively easier to call R from some programmes than
other programmes.

See http://www.omegahat.org/. For web server examples, see

I usually simply make a system call to an R script. Example in perl
system("R --no-save < script.R arg1 arg2"). See help(BATCH) and

On Sat, 2004-11-06 at 02:14, Sucheta Tripathy wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am Just curious, if R can be invoked from other programs or embedded in
> another program.
> This may be useful if we want to pipeline processes.
> Many thanks
> Sucheta

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