[R] can Rgui.exe be launched with a script as an argument?

Lanre Okusanya lanre.okusanya at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 19:04:29 CET 2006

I assume this is windoze. Have you considered using the Rterm? You can 
have in your script the plot to be created as an eps file


Bill Bachman wrote:
> Ultimately, I would like to launch R (from another application) with a
> script as an argument that creates a plot.  I am running on Windows XP with
> R 2.4.0.  I currently can do this with S-Plus from my application by giving
> this command:
> “C:\Program Files\Insightful\splus62\cmd\splus.exe”  S_PROJ=”C:\myproject”
> ”C:\myproject\myscript.ssc”
> I would like to be able to port my scripts to R and use R to keep costs low
> for academics, etc.
> The closest that I have been able to come to doing this in R is to create a
> .First function:
> .First <- function() source("test.R”)
> The test.R file contains the following lines:
> a<-c(1,2,3,4)
> b<-c(1,4,9,16)
> plot(a,b)
> The error on launching rgui.exe with a batch file ("C:\Program
> Files\R\R-2.4.0\bin\Rgui.exe " -–quiet) is:
> Error in eval.with.vis(expr, envir, enclos) : 
>         could not find function "plot"
> (any other high level function also does not work)
> Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Bill
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