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Run an R child process, with no configuration

It tries to mimic a fresh R installation. In particular:

  • No library path setting.

  • No CRAN(-like) repository is set.

  • The system and user profiles are not run.

Usage
r_vanilla(func, args = list(), libpath = character(), repos = c(CRAN =
  "@CRAN@"), cmdargs = "--slave", system_profile = FALSE,
  user_profile = FALSE, env = character(), ...)
Arguments
func

Function object to call in the new R process. The function should be self-contained and only refer to other functions and use variables explicitly from other packages using the :: notation. The environment of the function is set to .GlobalEnv before passing it to the child process. Because of this, it is good practice to create an anonymous function and pass that to callr, instead of passing a function object from a (base or other) package. In particular

r(.libPaths)

does not work, because .libPaths is defined in a special environment, but

r(function() .libPaths())

works just fine.

args

Arguments to pass to the function. Must be a list.

libpath

The library path.

repos

The repos option. If NULL, then no repos option is set. This options is only used if user_profile or system_profile is set FALSE, as it is set using the system or the user profile.

cmdargs

Command line arguments to pass to the R process. Note that c("-f", rscript) is appended to this, rscript is the name of the script file to run. This contains a call to the supplied function and some error handling code.

system_profile

Whether to use the system profile file.

user_profile

Whether to use the user's profile file.

env

Environment variables to set for the child process.

...

Additional arguments are passed to r().

See Also

Other callr functions: r_copycat, r

Aliases
  • r_vanilla
Examples
# NOT RUN {
# Compare to r()
r(function() .libPaths())
r_vanilla(function() .libPaths())

r(function() getOption("repos"))
r_vanilla(function() getOption("repos"))
# }
Documentation reproduced from package callr, version 2.0.4, License: MIT + file LICENSE

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