Re: [R] controlling where *.Rout gets printed. Possible?

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Fri 02 Sep 2005 - 03:12:34 EST

Paul Johnson wrote:

> OK, my journey to make lab machines automagically install & update all
> desirable R packages is nearing an end! The only question I have now is
> this: How can I control where the system prints the *.Rout file that is
> created automatically when the R batch program runs. In "man R" I don't
> find any information about it. When the cron job runs "R_installAll.sh"
> (see below), I'd like to re-direct it to someplace that ordinary users
> can read.

But you find help in

   R CMD BATCH --help
which tells you:

   "Usage: R CMD BATCH [options] infile [outfile]"

Hence simply call R by something like

   R CMD BATCH /usr/local/bin/R_installAll.R /path/to/R_installAll.Result

Uwe Ligges

> Here's the shell script I will schedule with cron
>
> ------------R_installAll.sh ----------
> #!/bin/bash
> R CMD BATCH /usr/local/bin/R_installAll.R
> --------------------------------------
>
> And here's the R program
>
> -------------R_installAll.R-------------
>
> # Paul Johnson <pauljohn _AT_ ku.edu> 2005-08-31
> # This should update and then install all packages, except for
> # ones I exclude because they don't work or we don't want them.

>
>
> options(repos = "http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/R/CRAN/")
>
> update.packages(ask=F)
> theNew <- new.packages()
> failPackages <-
> c("BRugs","GDD","gtkDevice","gap","gnomeGUI","mimR","ncdf","pathmix","rcdd","rgdal","rpvm",
> "Rmpi","RQuantLib","RMySQL",
> "RNetCDF","RODBC","ROracle","RScaLAPACK","rsprng","RWinEdt","taskPR")
>
> shouldFail <- theNew %in% failPackages
>
> install.packages( theNew[!shouldFail],dependencies=T)
>
>
> # VGAM is not in CRAN yet, but Zelig wants it.
> # install.packages("VGAM", CRAN="http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~yee");
>
>
> update.packages(CRAN="http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~yee")
> --------------------------------------
>
>
>
>



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