ArgumentParser {argparse}R Documentation

Create a command line parser


ArgumentParser creates a parser object that acts as a wrapper to Python's argparse module


ArgumentParser(..., python_cmd = NULL)



Arguments cleaned and passed to Pythons argparse.ArgumentParser()


Python executable for argparse to use. Must have argparse and json modules (automatically included Python 2.7 and 3.2+). If you need Unicode argument support then you must use Python 3.0+. Default will be to use findpython package to find suitable Python binary.


ArgumentParser returns a parser object which contains an add_argument function to add arguments to the parser, a parse_args function to parse command line arguments into a list, a print_help and print_usage function to print usage information. See code examples, package vignette, and corresponding python module for more information on how to use it.


Python's argparse library, which this package is based on, is described here:


if (argparse:::detects_python()) {
  parser <- ArgumentParser(description='Process some integers')
  parser$add_argument('integers', metavar='N', type = "integer", nargs='+',
                     help='an integer for the accumulator')
  parser$add_argument('--sum', dest='accumulate', action='store_const',
                     const='sum', default='max',
                     help='sum the integers (default: find the max)')
  # default args for ArgumentParser()$parse_args are commandArgs(TRUE)
  # which is what you'd want for an Rscript but not for interactive use
  args <- parser$parse_args(c("--sum", "1", "2", "3"))
  accumulate_fn <- get(args$accumulate)

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