Re: [R] Re: how to define functions in such a situation

From: Sean Davis <>
Date: Tue 07 Jun 2005 - 23:20:47 EST

Look at the documentation for "source". You can source a file directly from the web:


If that file contains R code for three functions, the functions will be "visible and useable immediately" in your workspace.


On Jun 7, 2005, at 8:58 AM, Hu Chen wrote:

> I got a dirty way to solve this.
> write a temp .R source file including these new functions, then
>> source(this_temp_file)

> but I don't know if there are some temp directory for R to store temp
> files?
> On 6/7/05, Hu Chen <> wrote:
>> hi R folks,
>> I need read a file from hardisk or www web. Then I need to define some
>> new functions according to the contents of the read file.
>> For example, i need write a package name "mypackage" like this:
>>> library(mypackage)
>>> read(some_file_on_web) #to see its content, suppose it contains:
>> eat.drink.sleep
>> then 3 new functions need to be created and usable.
>> the problem is, how could I create functions after executing
>> ">library(mypackage)" and make these new functions visible and usable
>> immediately?
>> Any information are appreciated. forgive me if this question is very
>> stupid. but I really need help.
>> Thank you all.
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