[R] eMail results out of R
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jul 12 18:44:35 CEST 2007
On Thu, 12 Jul 2007, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 7/12/2007 9:52 AM, thomas.schwander at mvv.de wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I did my homework and read the posting guideline :-)
But failed to follow it, and not telling us the OS makes this very much
harder to answer adequately.
>> I want to eMail the results of a computing automatically. So I get the
>> results (the parameters of a garch process) and I want to eMail them to
>> another person. How can I do that?
> This will depend on the system you're using. If the command "emailit"
> would work from the command line on your system, then
> should work from within R. Writing that command is the hard part, of
But bug.report() will give you a good start on command-line oriented
systems which have mailx (the POSIX mail client). (mailx is more standard
than mail that a couple of others have referred to.)
The adventurous could use make.socket and friends to talk to the sendmail
daemon on a Unix-alike.
Windows is somewhat harder: 'blat' provides a command-line mail client
that talks to a SMTP server elsewhere. If you use MS Exchange you will
need to find other ways to talk to it (DCOM?)
Long ago we talked about have a mailer() function in R, but making one
that was close to universal proved to be far too difficult for its
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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