[Rd] Mods that allow R scripts

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd@debian.org
Thu, 11 Apr 2002 10:14:07 -0500

> I've hacked R so that it can be used to write shell and/or
> CGI scripts, e.g. "hello world" can be written as:
> 	#!/usr/local/lib/R/bin/R.bin --script
> 	cat("Hello, World!\n");
> The mods required to enable this aren't particularly major.
> (Adds about 70 lines of code, IIRC.) Anyone else interested
> in adding this to the R core?

Yes!  I found it very useful in other software systems (e.g. Octave).

That feature-request gets discussed here every now and then; I
recall Peter and Luke discussing it here a few months back.


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