[R] calling outside program to run from R - similar to X command in SAS

Ista Zahn istazahn at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 18:50:58 CET 2013

Hi Leigh,

On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Leigh Michelle Williams
<lwilliams146 at gsu.edu> wrote:
> I'm new to R and have not been able to find what I am looking for online. I found the system command but that seems to be used for getting lists of directories, etc.

The "etc." includes many things in this case!

> I am trying to replicate something that I used to do in SAS. I am simulating some data (which I can do in R with a particular package) and then trying to call an outside program to fit a specific model to the data. In SAS, the commands would have been
> x softwarename.exe
> x commandfilename.exe



either of these will work for simply opening a program.

> Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
> Leigh
> Leigh M. Williams, Ph.D.
> Postdoctoral Research Associate
> College of Education
> Georgia State University
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