Re: R-alpha: unix call under R

Friedrich Leisch (Friedrich.Leisch@ci.tuwien.ac.at)
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 08:38:35 +0100


Date: Mon, 24 Mar 1997 08:38:35 +0100
Message-Id: <199703240738.IAA21191@galadriel.ci.tuwien.ac.at>
From: Friedrich Leisch <Friedrich.Leisch@ci.tuwien.ac.at>
To: "Matthew R. Nelson" <mrn@superh.hg.med.umich.edu>
Subject: Re: R-alpha: unix call under R
In-Reply-To: <Pine.3.87.9703221300.A18456-0100000@superh.hg.med.umich.edu>

>>>>> On Sat, 22 Mar 1997 13:57:00 -0500 (EST),
>>>>> Matthew R Nelson wrote:

> R-users,
> Is there currently any way to make a call to unix from within R, which in 
> S is done with the command `unix()'.  In particular, I would like to use 
> Matt Calder's Scompile package under R.  Has anyone implemented this?  
> Besides the unix() command, it looks like it should be compatible(??).

system() does the trick, though it doesn't have all the bells and
whistles of the Splus unix().

Hope this helps,
Fritz

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