[R] Newbie help with calling R from C programs

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Sun Feb 8 03:44:43 CET 2004

If all you want R to do is the graphics, you might as well use gnuplot for
that, IMHO.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch 
> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Marko Krco
> Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 11:45 AM
> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] Newbie help with calling R from C programs
> Hi,
> I'm a new user of R (since yesterday) and I'd like to see if 
> I can use it
> in my codes. I often run large simulations which can take 
> hours or days to
> complete and I need a way of viewing how my data is evolving while the
> simulation is running.
> I figure I can output my temporary data into a file and then use the
> system command in C to execute R with some command line 
> parameters. Now is
> there a way that I can order R to load in the data file, set 
> some plotting
> parameters, create a plot and exit? I'd like to be able to do 
> it in such a
> way that the only visible output is the plot display window 
> and no input
> is required of the user.
> Any advice would be appreciated, or if you know of someplace 
> this question
> has been adressed before.
> Thank you,
> Marko Krco
> P.S. I'll be doing this in Linux
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