[R] capturing output from Win 98 shell

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Aug 12 21:31:57 CEST 2003

"Simon Fear" <Simon.Fear at synequanon.com> writes:

> Prof Brian Ripley writes:
> > 
> > If you insist on using a long-obselete OS, please help us continue ot 
> > support it by supplying patches and workarounds.  I think we (like 
> > Microsoft) are going to have to think seriously about withdrawing
> > support 
> > from non-NT-based versions of Windows fairly soon.
> > 
> Believe me, using Win98 is NOT my choice. I would only ever use
> Unix/Linux.
> Are there other statisticians similarly limited?
> I am already sticking my neck out quite a lot using R in an industry
> obsessed
> with SAS. If I tell IT I'm going to use a nonstandard shell, emacs, ess,
> bash, and CygWin as well as R they'll probably revoke my username.
> Still, I for one can understand withdrawing support for old OSs and if I
> have
> to stick with 1.7.1 as being the last version to work with Win98 so be
> it -
> it as, after all, as is, the most amazing piece of software any
> statistician
> could have wished for.

For what it may be worth, both shell("dir", intern=T) and
system("command /c dir") worked for me with 1.7.0 on Grete's W98

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