[R] run R under DOS prompt

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Feb 14 08:18:41 CET 2001

On Tue, 13 Feb 2001, Yu-Ling Wu wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a xxx.R file. In order to run this file, I have
> to go to R, and type -- source("xxx.R").
> Two questions:
> 1. How to run file xxx.R under DOS prompt instead of
> entering R environment?

If you mean the Windows command line when running R under Windows,
see the README: there is a program Rterm.exe.  There is no version of R
that runs under DOS.

> 2. There are several functions in file xxx.R, how to
> pass the arguments
> to the function when I try to run this file via
> source() function (or under DOS mode)?

You call the functions with arguments in the file.

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