[R] how to run system command

Keith Jewell k.jewell at campden.co.uk
Wed Mar 7 10:01:52 CET 2012

Works for me:
> sessionInfo()
R version 2.14.1 (2011-12-22)
Platform: i386-pc-mingw32/i386 (32-bit)

[1] LC_COLLATE=English_United Kingdom.1252  LC_CTYPE=English_United 
Kingdom.1252    LC_MONETARY=English_United Kingdom.1252
[4] LC_NUMERIC=C                            LC_TIME=English_United 

attached base packages:
 [1] grDevices datasets  splines   graphics  stats     tcltk     utils 
tools     methods   base

other attached packages:
[1] CBRIutils_1.0    stringr_0.5      svSocket_0.9-51  TinnR_1.0.3 
R2HTML_2.2       Hmisc_3.8-3      survival_2.36-10

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] cluster_1.14.1 grid_2.14.1    lattice_0.20-0 plyr_1.7.1 
> e <- system("date", intern=TRUE)
> e
[1] "Wed Mar  7 08:58:32 GMTST 2012"

What's your sessionInfo()?


"sagarnikam123" <sagarnikam123 at gmail.com> wrote in message 
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>i used it on windows system, but giving error like
>> e <- system("date", intern=TRUE)
> Error in system("date", intern = TRUE) : 'date' not found
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