[R] documenting yoru progress

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 00:57:33 CET 2007

If what you mean is that you have a file, test.R, of R commands
and you are using source("test.R") and you wish to discover the
name "test.R" without hard coding it in your file, then place this in

ofile <- parent.frame(2)$ofile

and ofile will be set to "test.R".  Note that the line shown should not
be within a function or other local environment within the file but
directly at top level.

This is hack which may need to be modified if the internals of the
source command change.

On Dec 2, 2007 6:24 PM, Tom Sgouros <tomfool at as220.org> wrote:
> Hello all:
> I have a function that writes a fairly elaborate report based on some
> survey data.  For documentation and bookkeeping purposes, I'd like to
> write out in the report the function call that produced the report, or
> at least enough information to help me recreate the steps that led to
> that report.  I've been generating all the reports with scripts, in
> order to be able to recreate the steps, but apart from the file name, I
> don't yet have a way to match the report to the script that created it.
> Can anyone suggest easy ways to do this?  From within a function, is the
> function call text available somehow, or the names of the arguments used
> in the function invocation?
> Many thanks,
>  -tom
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