Re: [R] batch file execution

From: Uwe Ligges <>
Date: Sat 15 Oct 2005 - 18:58:33 EST

sosman wrote:
> jun xu wrote:

>>I am new to R and really like to get a handle of basics in short period of
>>time. What I am trying to do is get myself a list of must-do's (read in
>>data, batch execution, delimiters, basic modeling commands) in R as in Stata
>>or SAS. I am just wondering how to execute a R batch file in RGui. Suppose I
>>have a script file (like do file in stata, or sas file in SAS) under
>>c:\whatever.R, how can I execute it using commands (not drop down menu) in
>>RGui? In stata, would be something like

> If I am not mistaken the command is:
> > source("whatever.R")

... or source("c:/whatever.R") if "c:\" is not your current working directory.


>> do c:\
>> How about in R. I tried the "R CMD BATCH('h:/whatever.R'), but it didn't
>>work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

R CMD BATCH has to be executed from the Windows shell (looks like you are running this OS) rather than from within R with the Syntax (if called from c:\ and R is in your PATH):
R CMD BATCH whatever.R

Uwe Ligges

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