[R] Can R be useful to me?

Philipp Pagel p.pagel at gsf.de
Wed Mar 31 13:55:33 CEST 2004

On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 08:32:49AM -0300, Luiz Rodrigo Tozzi wrote:
> My question is: can I generate graphics and tables in gif ou any graphical 
> format through shell script?? can I call R, run a package in my ascii data e 
> then export the results to a gif, png or whatever?

Yes - R is well suited for such a task. Actually there even is a package
called sweave which allows you to use LaTeX to format your results and
create a perfectly fine report on the fly.

If you need to generate such reports on a regular basis R is definitely
a good way to appraoch the task.


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