[R] run Rscript and ignore errors?

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.CA.us
Fri Apr 24 06:15:50 CEST 2015

This seems like a recipe for garbage results to me, but there may be I something you can set the error option to. See ?options.
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On April 23, 2015 9:51:31 AM PDT, Nick Matzke <nickmatzke.ncse at gmail.com> wrote:
>Hi R-help,
>I've looked at google, the Rscript documentation and the Rscript --help
>output and haven't found much on this.  So, here's my question:
>I have a rather long script that runs on various input datasets.  It is
>quite convenient to run the script from the Terminal command line with
>"Rscript scriptname.R"
>However, some datasets will cause errors. These are non-essential
>errors --
>just some datasets don't have certain columns so certain parts of the
>overall analysis don't produce figures etc.  Yes, I could go through
>whole script and insert try() statements, etc.  But I'm lazy.
>So, is there a way to run Rscript or something similar, and just have
>ignore all errors (i.e., keep running through the script)?  I.e., just
>what happens if you just copy-paste the whole script into the R window
>errors happen and are noted but the rest of the script keeps running.
>Thanks very much for any help!!
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