[Rd] Where to drop a python script?

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at me.com
Wed Oct 30 20:15:19 CET 2013

On Oct 30, 2013, at 1:54 PM, Jonathan Greenberg <jgrn at illinois.edu> wrote:

> R-developers:
> I have a small python script that I'd like to include in an R package I'm
> developing, but I'm a bit unclear about which subfolder it should go in.  R
> will be calling the script via a system() call.  Thanks!
> --j

See Writing R Extensions Manual, section 1.1.7:


If you want to see a package example, my WriteXLS package uses Perl, but the concepts will be the same:


If you look at WriteXLS.R around line 130, you can see an example of getting the $PATH to the included Perl scripts that I use, which are in the 'inst/Perl' folder. Further down around line 230, is where the script is called via system(). Note the use of shQuote() for some arguments.


Marc Schwartz

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