Re: [R] Redirect console to file

From: Vadim Ogranovich <vograno_at_evafunds.com>
Date: Fri 10 Jun 2005 - 15:33:31 EST


Will work, but as you mentioned there ought to be an easier way :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike R [mailto:mike.rstat@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 10:29 PM
> To: Vadim Ogranovich
> Subject: Re: [R] Redirect console to file
>
> On 6/9/05, Mike R <mike.rstat@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 6/9/05, Vadim Ogranovich <vograno@evafunds.com> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Is it possible to redirect the staff that normally goes to the R
> > > console window into a file. sink() does this for sdterr
> and stdout.
> > > But I need something that redirects "everything" that
> appear in the
> > > console window (including the top-level commands).
> > >
> > > I want to achieve the same effect as that of the
> following command
> > > under
> > > sh:
> > > R < foo.R &> foo.Rt
> > >
> > > only I want the redirection to be activated within the
> foo.R script.
> > > (The reason being that the name of the file is computed inside
> > > foo.R)
> >
> >
> > since foo.Rt will be an ascii file, write the name of the file to a
> > generic name, say foo.Rt
> >
> > then run your R session with a shell script. after runnin R,
> > have the shell script use grep or sed to grab the specific filename
> > from the contents of the generic file (foo.Rt). then have the shell
> > script rename the generic file.
> >
> > ...... that being said, there has got be an easier way !!!!
>
> let me restate that in english (LOL)
>
> Since the output file (foo.Rt) will be an ascii file, have
> your R-code write the computed name of the file to the
> generically named output file (foo.Rt) along with everything else.
>
> Then run your R session with a shell script. After running R,
> have the shell script use grep or sed to grab the computed
> filename from the contents of the generic file (foo.Rt). Then
> have the shell script rename the generic file to the computed name.
>



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