[R] BATCH jobs in R

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jun 30 14:30:09 CEST 2000

On Fri, 30 Jun 2000, Margaret Riordan wrote:

> I have recently began using R as a replacement package for S-plus. My
> first impressions are that it a very powerful statistical tool.
> I have a quick question on using batch jobs in R:
> In S-plus, a batch job can be run externally using:
> splus /batch inputfile outputfile

Or (better) using Sqpe.exe!

> In the UNIX version of R a batch job can be run as:
> R <inputfile> outputfile --save &
> I have been investigating using batch jobs with R in a Windows
> environment.
> It seems the R requires an argument to run a batch job here such as:
> R BATCH inputfile outputfile
> However, the versionof R(1.1.0) which we are running does not recognise
> this BATCH argument. Do you have any information on this?

Try reading the rw-FAQ supplied with R for Windows.  Question 2.6, as it
happens.  You might find it worthwhile to read the rest of the
documentation too.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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