[R] Interacting with the Operating System

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Fri Mar 9 23:52:59 CET 2012

On Mar 9, 2012, at 5:30 PM, Julio Sergio wrote:

> Is there any way to issue operating system commands and geting back  
> the results,
> in R?
> I mean, for instance, in Linux, to execute from R the 'ls' command  
> and getting
> back a list of files in the current directory, or, equivalently, in  
> Windows/DOS,
> the 'dir' command?
> I'm not interested in the 'ls' or 'dir' commands it is just an  
> example.
> Do you have any comments on this matter?

I do have comments, but I have learned to restrain myself in such  



David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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