Re: [Rd] Help finding some code in the R source code

From: Simon Urbanek <>
Date: Mon 14 Nov 2005 - 00:39:05 GMT


On Nov 13, 2005, at 7:03 PM, Greg Evans wrote:

> I'm trying to write some Python code to check if a string text
> contains a complete R statement. I'm hoping someone will be able
> to point me to the right place in the R source code, so I can use
> it as a starting point.

What happens internally is that R runs the expression through the parser. When the parser returns PARSE_INCOMPLETE then you know that the expression is not complete and thus more input is needed. If you are directly interfacing R from Python then you can easily do exactly the same thing.
However, if you want a solution in pure Python, it may be more difficult as it would be equal to re-writing the R parser in Python... (or some 'light' version of it..).

Simon mailing list Received on Mon Nov 14 11:42:41 2005

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