[R] Nested source()s
ramasamy at cancer.org.uk
Mon Jul 12 14:56:02 CEST 2004
Yes, I have source()-ed recursively without problems before. Try
sourcing the second script on its own and see what errors it has.
I have download lkpack.zip
and source("EX2-13.R") and source("li.r") which is called without
problem. The timestamp appears to show that it was not modified
Are you sure you have the latest version ?
On Mon, 2004-07-12 at 12:45, Rolf Turner wrote:
> Murray Jorgensen wrote:
> > I had an error message while running a macro from Yudi Pawitan's web site:
> > > source("ex2-13.r")
> > Error in parse(file, n, text, prompt) : syntax error on line 2
> > Inspecting ex2-13.r I found that the error was generated by another
> > source() command.
> > Clearly R does not like nested source()s, which is fair enough when you
> Nothing clear about it!
> > think about it. Still it's something that you might want to do. Does
> > anyone know how to get achieve the substance of what nested source()
> > commands would give you?
> You're leaping to conclusions, mate. There is no
> proscription of nested sources in R. I just checked
> this: I built a file called ``melvin'':
> x <- 42
> and a file called ``clyde'':
> y <- 2*x
> and then executed
> > source('melvin')
> and got
>  84
> There is something else wrong in the files that you
> are sourcing.
> rolf at math.unb.ca
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