[R] system: Linux vs. Windows differences

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at comcast.net
Wed Jul 11 20:28:19 CEST 2007

On Wed, 2007-07-11 at 16:16 -0200, Alberto Monteiro wrote:
> [I tried to send this messages two days ago, but I guess I mistyped the To: 
> address...]
> Why "system" is different in Linux and Windows? Both in R 2.4.1, but in 
> Windows there is an option:
>   system(something, wait = FALSE)
> while on Linux (Fedora Core 4), there is no such option?
> Alberto Monteiro



for changes in R 2.5.0:

o	system() now takes the same set of arguments on all platforms,
	with those which are not applicable being ignored with a
	warning.  Unix-alikes gain 'input' and 'wait', and Windows
	gains 'ignore.stderr'.

Time to upgrade both your R and your FC installation.  

R is at 2.5.1.

FC4 has been EOL (End of Life) for some time and FC5 hit EOL last month.


Marc Schwartz

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