From: Prof Brian Ripley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat 08 May 2004 - 00:16:09 EST
On Sat, 8 May 2004, Jason Turner wrote:
> Johannes SCHNITZLER wrote:
> > The second question:
> > I was trying to set the working directory while I'm calling a script
> > with Rterm.exe from the command line.
> > Something like
> > c:\Program Files\R\rw1090\bin\rterm.exe --vanilla "workingdir=c:/data/"
> > <test.r --args "Arg1" "Arg2"
> Not sure - if you could pass the working directory as an arg, then R can
> handle it from there - use the setwd() command. What I usually do on
> Un*x-like systems is to cd to the directory first, then start the R run.
> Something like....
> cd "my favorite dir"
> R --vanilla ...
> Since you're already specifying the absolute path for Rterm, the above
> should work...
That's the only way. The `working directory' is the directory from which
you launch an application (although you can fix that by a shortcut). R
looks in the working directory for several things, e.g. a .Rprofile file,
before it ever runs any R code like setwd. If that is not a problem you
can use something like (from a decent shell)
(echo "setwd(somewhere"); cat test.r) | Rterm.exe --args "Arg1"
to make the first R code run change directories. Or you can have at the
top of test.r
Rterm.exe WD="c:/data" < test.r --args "Arg1" "Arg2"
-- Brian D. Ripley, email@example.com Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/ University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self) 1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA) Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
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