Re: [R] calling R from within Java, using jri

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Date: Fri 06 Oct 2006 - 08:54:51 GMT


(I addressed the JRI issues I had in my previous email below by working with the precompiled version of JRI that is part of the rJava package.)

So I can now run the JRI examples as expected but am having difficulty getting the Rengine to start with the '--vanilla' startup option set. When I run JRI's rtest example with the '--vanilla' argument set, it seems to have no effect but on the command line (inside rtest) I can see that the command line option was issued as expected:

> commandArgs()

[1] "Rengine" "--vanilla"

In addition, adding the line

  System.out.println("Print arguments " + args[0]);

just before passing the 'args' to the Rengine

  Rengine re=new Rengine(args, false, new TextConsole());

produces the expected output 'Print arguments --vanilla'.

So what is the correct way to get Rengine to accept the '--vanilla' argument?



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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gavin, John
> Sent: 28 September 2006 12:42
> To: ''
> Subject: calling R from within Java, using jri
> Hi,
> I want to call R from within Java, using jri as per
> So I am following the instructions in the README file for JRI 0.2-4.
> I have run 'sh' and 'make' and they seemed to
> be successful.
> (See below for the output from make, for example.)
> But when I try 'run.bat rtest' (with and without R command
> line arguments)
> the output that I get is
> 'c:\temp\r\jri>C:/PROGRA~1/Java/JDK15~1.0_0/bin/java -cp
> .;examples;src/JRI.jar rtest $*
> Creating Rengine (with arguments)'
> That suggests that it gets to line 60 in then
> stops on line 61,
> without producing an error. Line 61 is
> Rengine re=new Rengine(args, false, null);
> so it seems that I am not able to construct an Rengine.
> Can someone suggest what I might try next to track down the
> problem, please?
> I am running Java JDK 1.5.0 and R 2.3.1 on Windows NT.
> Regards,
> John.
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