Re: [R] Does R have a command for sending emails?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 10 May 2005 - 21:41:33 EST

On Tue, 10 May 2005, Philippe Grosjean wrote:

> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> On Mon, 9 May 2005, Fernando Saldanha wrote:
>>
>>> Is there a way to have an R program send an email?
>>
>>
>> No. There have been proposals to do this, but it is highly OS-specific,
>> and also likely to hit security issues.
>>
>> You could take a look at what bug.report() does (which is nothing on some
>> platforms).
>
> ...but on most, if not all systems, you can use command-line applications to
> send emails... and since R can start command-line applications with system(),
> you should get that functionnality easily "incorporated" into R. Just use
> Google a little bit!

Yes, that is what bug.report does. I don't know of one that is guarenteed to exist on Windows: the `blat' that Uwe Ligges mentioned is not standard. (Windows does have a standard set of system calls, and they are quite likely to be firewalled from unknown applications like R.)

-- 
Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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

______________________________________________
R-help@stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
Received on Tue May 10 21:52:50 2005

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Fri 03 Mar 2006 - 03:31:40 EST