Re: R-beta: q and postscript in win95

Peter Dalgaard BSA (p.dalgaard@kubism.ku.dk)
05 Aug 1997 22:41:51 +0200


To: "Joel Allen" <jallen@students.cas.unt.edu>
Subject: Re: R-beta: q and postscript in win95
From: Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard@kubism.ku.dk>
Date: 05 Aug 1997 22:41:51 +0200
In-Reply-To: "Joel Allen"'s message of Tue, 5 Aug 1997 10:10:47 -0600

"Joel Allen" <jallen@students.cas.unt.edu> writes:

> I have recently been introduced to R for win95 and have been impressed by
> it.  It seems to outperform S-Plus greatly.  I have had 2 problems.  I am
> using visual basic to automate an analysis.  The vis basic routine waits
> for the creation of a data file then calls R to start the analysis. 

....

> I am also trying to use the q("no") command from within the script to quit
> R.  When I do this, R asks if I want to save the image anyway.  I need R to
> close itself after the script has been run.  q("no") when entered at the
> command line works as it should.  Any suggestions?   

This may be a little far out, but if you get the current version of
the gnuwin32 tools from Cygnus, it is possible to compile the *unix*
version with only a few modifications. There were some bugs in the
PostScript code around the time that Rapril was built, which might be
what is bothering you. 

What you get from the gnuwin32 compile is a straight stdin/out
application with all of the Unixy bits nicely emulated but *with no
graphics display*, but that actually fits your bill rather nicely. The
whole thing is not for the faint at heart, pre-beta versions and
patches that must be obtained from obscure places and whatnot. I would
not recommend it unless you (or a coworker) are fairly well-versed in
the Unix way of doing things.

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