runr v0.0.8

Run External Programs from R

This package provides mechanisms to run with external programs such as Julia, Shell, and Python, etc. The basic idea is to open a background process, pipe the source code into the process, evaluate it, and obtain the printed results.

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This is an R package providing mechanisms to run with external programs such as Julia, Shell, and Python, etc. The basic idea is to open a background process, pipe the source code into the process, evaluate it, and obtain the printed results.

This package is not on CRAN and there is no plan to release it to CRAN in the near future. You have to install it from Github using devtools:

devtools::install_github('yihui/runr')

At the moment, there are only a few very simple engines:

Contributions welcome!

This package was originally designed for the language engines in knitr, but it might be useful for more general cases.

Functions in runr

Name Description
proc_python Run a Python process
proc_julia Run a Julia process
proc_bash Run a Bash process
proc_ruby Run a Ruby process
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