[R] command line limit?

dederderian dederderian at micron.com
Tue Mar 25 17:17:19 CET 2003

Very insightful.  Thanks Martin.

Maybe, I need to explain my problem a little better.
I am creating an R comfile within a perl script.  

When I run this R comfile using:
It works fine.

When I run it from within my perl script using:
    R --no-save < Rcomfile.txt
It does not work.
I receive this error message in the middle of a long command line:
    Error: syntax error
    Execution halted

I only see this problem when I have really "long" command lines within the comfile.
I don't really have a work around for getting rid of my long command lines so I would like to find a way to make this work.

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Maechler [mailto:maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch]
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 6:53 AM
To: dederderian
Cc: 'r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch'
Subject: Re: [R] command line limit?

>>>>> "dederderian" == dederderian  <dederderian at micron.com>
>>>>>     on Thu, 20 Mar 2003 16:39:53 -0700 writes:

    dederderian> Is there a limit on the length of a command
    dederderian> line in R?  Thanks, Dan

yes, necessarily so, since computers are finite...  :-)

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