[R] R BATCH problem

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jul 1 18:15:46 CEST 2004

On Thu, 1 Jul 2004, Andreas Pauling wrote:

> Dear all
> Entering
> rows<-as.matrix(c(4,8,12,16,20,24,28,32,36,40,44,48,52,56,60,64,68,72,76,80,84,88,92,96,100,104,108,112,116,120,124,128,132,136,140,144,148,152,156,160,164,168,172,176,180,184,188,192,196,200,204,208,212,216,220,224,228,232,236,240,244,248,252,256,260,264,268,272,276,280,284,288,292,296,300,304,308,312,316,320,324,328,332,336,340,344,348,352,356,360,364,368,372,376,380,384,388,392,396,400,404,408,412,416,420,424,428,432,436,440,444,448,452,456,460,464,468,472,476,480,484,488,492,496,500,504,508,512,516,520,524,528,532,536,540,544,548,552,556,560,564,568,572,576,580,584,588,592,596,600,604,608,612,616,620,624,628,632,636,640,644,648,652,656,660,664,668,672,676,680,684,688,692,696,868,872,876,880,884,888,892,896,900,904,908,912,916,920,924,928,932,936,940,944,948,952,956,960,964,968,972,976,980,984,988,992,996,1000,1004,1008,1012,1016,1020,1024,1028,1032,1036,1040,1044,1048,1052,1056,1060,1064,1068,1072,1076,1080,1084,1088,1092,1096,1100,1104,1108,1112,1116,1120,1124,1128,11!
>  1136,1140,1144,1148,1152,1156,1160,1164,1168,1172,1176,1180,1184,1188,1192,1196,1200,1204,1208,1212,1216,1220))
> at the prompt works fine. 

Are you sure? It does not work for me, stopping in exactly the same place 
as you report for batch, and assuming the line break is casued by the mail 

> Also source() works well. However, when
> calling a script that contains just this single command with R
> BATCH <script> the number "1160" is changed to "116+ 0" and this
> results in a syntax error. Why is that and how can it be fixed? I

By using a reasonable line length!  R has a line length limit of 1024 
chars on input.  The + is a continuation prompt for the next line.

> use R Version 1.8.1 under Linux SUSE 9.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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