systemR

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Launches another R process from within R

Launches another R process from within R via system() by automatically locating the R executable, cf [1].

Keywords
programming, IO
Usage
# S3 method for default
systemR(command="", ..., Rcommand="R", verbose=FALSE)
Arguments
command

A character string be appended to the system() call. If a vector, then the strings are concatenated separated with a space.

...

Additional arguments passed to system().

Rcommand

A character string specifying the basename of the R executable.

verbose

A logical or a Verbose object.

Value

Returns what system() returns.

References

[1] R-devel thread 'Best way to locate R executable from within R?', May 22, 2012.

See Also

The R executable is located using R.home(), which is then launched using system().

Aliases
  • systemR.default
  • systemR
  • systemR
Examples
# NOT RUN {
res <- systemR("--slave -e cat(runif(1))", intern=TRUE)
cat("A random number: ", res, "\n", sep="")
# }
Documentation reproduced from package R.utils, version 2.8.0, License: LGPL (>= 2.1)

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