[R] Getting Batch mode to continue running a script after running into errors

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jun 13 08:37:29 CEST 2008

?stop explains why this happens and how to change it.

You can also set options(error=expression(NULL)) to ignore all errors, and
use tryCatch() (or its wrapper try()) skip particular expressions if tjhey 

But surely in your example your script should check for existence of the 
file by file.exists() or file.access()?

On Thu, 12 Jun 2008, Josh wrote:

> I'm invoking R in batch mode from a bash script as follows:
> R --no-restore --no-save --vanilla
> <$TARGET/$directory/o2sat-$VERSION.R>
> $TARGET/$directory/o2sat-$VERSION.Routput
> When R comes across some error in the script however it seems to halt
> instead of running subsequent lines in the script:
> Error in file(file, "r") : cannot open the connection
> Calls: read.table -> file
> In addition: Warning message:
> In file(file, "r") :
>  cannot open file '/datapool/experiments/ois/080502/petri': No such
> file or directory
> Execution halted
> How can I get R to continue running the script even if it comes across
> errors? Thanks in advance
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