[R] Ideas needed on automation of R

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jan 13 08:50:03 CET 2003

On Sun, 12 Jan 2003, Rex_Bryan at urscorp.com wrote:

>  I need some guidance on what is the best way to automate R  I am aware of
> Rterm.
> First question:  Is it true that R is not currently OLE accessible under
> Windows 2000?

True.  No one has announced an intention to contribute such functionality,

> Second question: Is there an R command that echoes all R Console results to
> a run log system file?

No.  Why do you want to use the `R console' (presumably RGui) to do that?
Rterms is provided.

> My first attempt to write a run log file is the example from the R Data
> Inport/Export documentation.
> > zz<- "textConnection("ex.lm.out","w")
         ^ is an error
> > example(lm, prompt.echo = ">")
> > sink()
> > close(zz)
>  I can't find the file "ex.lm.out" anywhere on my system's drive.  But the
> file exists in R as confirmed by the next command:
> > cat(ex.lm.out, sep="\n")

No, ex.lm.out is an R object: please do read the help for textConnection().

You can sink directly to a file.

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