[Rd] (PR#14012)

Seth Falcon seth at userprimary.net
Sat Oct 17 23:03:02 CEST 2009

* On 2009-10-16 at 15:00 +0200 sje30 at damtp.cam.ac.uk wrote:
> I think Rscript has a problem running files that have mac encodings
> for newline (^M rather than ^J on linux).  If I source the file within
> R, it works okay:

> > source('j.R')
> [1] "MEA_data/sernagor_new/CRX_P7_1.txt"
> But if I run the file using Rscript on a linux box I get a strange
> error message: 
> $ Rscript --vanilla j.R
> "
> Execution halted

I think you are right that Rscript is unhappy to handle files with CR
line terminators.  But IIUC, the purpose of Rscript is to enable R
script execution on unix-like systems like:

   #!/path/to/Rscript --vanilla

So then I'm not sure how useful it is for Rscript to handle such
files.  Why not convert to a more common and portable line termination
for your R script files?

+ seth

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