[R] Error message on script execution

Sébastien pomchip at free.fr
Tue Oct 30 21:33:27 CET 2007

Dear R_users,

I am coming back to you about this problem, since I could not solve it 
by myself and because I did not receive any reply the first time I put 
the post on the list.

Thanks in advance for any help you could provide.


Sébastien a écrit :
> Dear R_users,
> I have some troubles with a visual basic application I have recently 
> created. This application automatically creates and executes an R 
> script based on a dataset and settings defined by the user. The .r 
> file (Create_Diagnostic_plots.r) is saved first in a given folder and 
> then call using a CMD BATCH instruction in the shell. The problem is 
> that the script is not executed on all the computers where this 
> application has been "installed" (it is a simple .exe) - see the error 
> message below. Please, note that the script runs fine on all computers 
> when it is executed from the RGUI interface. My guess is that my CMD 
> BATCH call is somehow wrong.
> ### This is the error message found at the end of a so-called 
> 'Create_Diagnostic_plots.r.Rout' file
> Error: syntax error, unexpected $undefined in "
> "
> Execution halted
> ### This call is working fine
> "D:\Program Files\R\R-2.5.1\bin\R.exe" CMD BATCH "E:\My 
> Documents\3_MyExample\WFEV_Multiple_Model\Create_Diagnostic_plots.r"
> ### This one is not
> "C:\Program Files (x86)\R\R-2.5.0\bin\R.exe" CMD BATCH 
> "D:\SKB\3_MyExample\WFEV_Multiple_Model\Create_Diagnostic_plots.r"
> I wonder if the problem comes from the brackets in Program Files (x86) 
> but I could not find anything relevant about that in the help files.
> As usual, your help will be greaty appreciated.
> Sebastien

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