[R] source function help

David Forrest drf5n at mug.sys.virginia.edu
Fri Oct 25 04:09:20 CEST 2002

On Thu, 24 Oct 2002, DAVID JENSEN wrote:
> When I run this source function I assumed that I would
> get a listing of the object "y" which is, of course,
> the mean of the "x" vector.  It finds the source file
> and seems to create all the objects but does not act
> on the final command which simply asks it to list the
> value of "y".  Why is this?  I assumed the source
> function would simply run the "script" I had in this
> source file, command by command and list the value of
> "y".  I can later issue a separate command:

Try:     source('file', echo=TRUE)

or       print(y)    in your script.

> and get the value for y, but I cannot figure out how
> to make the script in the file give me this without
> having to go in manually and ask for it.
> Am I missing something?  Is there a way to do what I
> want it to.  Forgive my naivete...I am a SAS
> programmer taking baby steps in R!!!

I'm a naive SAS programmer fighting with DATA and TRANSPOSE today.

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