[R] command files
b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Tue Dec 2 17:18:25 CET 2008
2008/12/2 b g <shakespeare_1040 at hotmail.com>:
> Since I'm a SAS programmer, I'm used to creating command files in an editor for submission later. Is there a way to do this in R? I'd need to retain an ouput listing and a log to check for errors.
You probably want R CMD BATCH from a command-line. For example, if myjob.R is:
and I do:
R CMD BATCH myjob.R
from a command prompt then when it finishes I get a file "myjob.Rout"
which is a transcript file just like you'd see if you did things
Normally on a Unix box 'R' will be in your path so you can type it
just like that from a terminal window. From Windows, I'm not so sure,
so you may have to type the full path, like:
C:\Program Files\R-2.8.0\bin\R.exe CMD BATCH myjob.R
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