[R] dynamically including R-code into R-code

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Tue Apr 9 20:46:02 CEST 2002

Rik Bradt wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a R-script, R1, that contains some variables and some R-functions.
> I want to include/require this script into another R-script, R2, so that I
> can access the the variables and functions that are inside script R1 in
> script R2.
> Is this possible?
> Script R1 could for example contain information about database
> connections, paths etc.
> that would be used in several R scripts. I do not want to change all my
> R-scripts
> every time I change the password of my database for example!

I don't know if I understand your question correctly, but I think
source() should do the job.

Or maybe better: Make a package of the objects in "R1". Then you can use
library(R1) in your script R2.

Uwe Ligges
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