parse_args {argparser}R Documentation

Parse arguments with a parser.


This function uses an arg.parser object to parse command line arguments or a character vector.


parse_args(parser, argv = NULL)



an arg.parser object


a character vector to parse (arguments and values should already be split by whitespace); if NULL, values will be obtained from argv if argv exists in the global scope, or from commandArgs(trailingOnly=TRUE).


a list with argument values


p <- arg_parser('pi')
p <- add_argument(p, "--digits",
  help="number of significant digits to print", default=7)

## Not run: 
# If arguments are passed from the command line,
# then we would use the following:
argv <- parse_args(p)

## End(Not run)

# For testing purposes, we can pass a character vector:
argv <- parse_args(p, c("-d", "30"))

# Now, the script runs based on the passed arguments
digits <- if (argv$digits > 22) 22 else argv$digits
print(pi, digits=digits)

## Not run: 
# We can also save an argument list for later use
saveRDS(argv, "arguments.rds")

# To use the saved arguments, use the --opts argument at the command line
#$ ./script.R --opts arguments.rds

## End(Not run) 

[Package argparser version 0.7.2 Index]