[R] reading file names for R batch process

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Dec 6 16:37:32 CET 2001

On Thu, 6 Dec 2001, Sven Garbade wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've written a function that takes several filenames as arguments, does
> some calculations and write new files. Now I want to write a shell
> script (under Linux) that determines the files for the R process and
> starts R with the filenames as arguments. But how can I commit the
> filenames to the R process?

via enviroment variables, most easily.

Read by Sys.getenv.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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