[R] commandArgs usage and --args invokation

From: ivo welch <ivowel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun 01 Apr 2007 - 01:51:01 GMT

Dear R experts:

I am a bit stymied by how the argument picking-off works in R batch file usage.

$ cat commandArgs.R

cat(" Command Line Arguments were ", commandArgs(), "\n");

$ /usr/bin/R CMD BATCH commandArgs.R --args 1 2 3

$ /usr/bin/R --args 1 CMD BATCH commandArgs.R
... I am now getting into interactive mode ?! I guess it really is skipping the rest of the command line

$ /usr/bin/R CMD BATCH commandArgs.R --args 1

$ ls -lt | head

total 1628148
-rw-rw-r-- 1 ivo ivo 827 Mar 31 21:47 --args ...

Could someone please let me know?

[also, are there multi-core versions of R? my guess is no, but since I have a second processor lying around, I am trying to get it into the fray.]

A working example would be appreciated.


/ivo welch

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