systemR {R.utils}R Documentation

Launches another R process from within R

Description

Launches another R process from within R via system() by automatically locating the R executable, cf [1].

Usage

## Default S3 method:
systemR(command="", ..., Rcommand="R", verbose=FALSE)

Arguments

command

A character string be appended to the system() call. If a vector, then the strings are concatenated separated with a space.

...

Additional arguments passed to system().

Rcommand

A character string specifying the basename of the R executable.

verbose

A logical or a Verbose object.

Value

Returns what system() returns.

Author(s)

Henrik Bengtsson

References

[1] R-devel thread 'Best way to locate R executable from within R?', May 22, 2012.

See Also

The R executable is located using R.home(), which is then launched using system().

Examples

res <- systemR(paste("--slave -e", shQuote("cat(runif(1))")), intern=TRUE)
cat("A random number: ", res, "\n", sep="")

[Package R.utils version 2.11.0 Index]