[R] Auto update package scripts

From: Joe Byers <joe-byers_at_utulsa.edu>
Date: Tue 18 Jul 2006 - 03:13:15 EST


I am trying to set up my home, office, and a server to auto update my R packages once a week. I have a cron job on the server and a scheduled task on the other two pc's that are scripts. The batch script is

    rem #!/bin/bash
    rem cron job for updating R weekly
    rem #options(echo = FALSE)
    set Rloc="\Program Files\R\bin\"
    set script=\Libraries\R\

%Rloc%R CMD BATCH %script%updatepackages.R

I also have a similar bash shell script for the server.

These scripts call the R script updatepackages.R which is

    options(echo = FALSE)
    update.packages(ask=FALSE,repos="http://cran.r-project.org")

My question is there a way to pipe the two R commands in the shell scripts so I do not have to have a seperate R script on my pc's or my server?

If anyone has a better idea, I would appreciate their comments and suggestions.

Thank you
Joe W. Byers



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