R-alpha: unix call under R

Matthew R. Nelson (mrn@superh.hg.med.umich.edu)
Sat, 22 Mar 1997 13:57:00 -0500 (EST)

Date: Sat, 22 Mar 1997 13:57:00 -0500 (EST)
From: "Matthew R. Nelson" <mrn@superh.hg.med.umich.edu>
Subject: R-alpha: unix call under R
To: r-testers@stat.math.ethz.ch
Message-Id: <Pine.3.87.9703221300.A18456-0100000@superh.hg.med.umich.edu>


Is there currently any way to make a call to unix from within R, which in 
S is done with the command `unix()'.  In particular, I would like to use 
Matt Calder's Scompile package under R.  Has anyone implemented this?  
Besides the unix() command, it looks like it should be compatible(??).

Matthew R. Nelson
Dept. of Human Genetics         
University of Michigan              http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ticul/
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