[R] scan or source a text file into a list
ramasamy at cancer.org.uk
Thu Nov 11 17:55:37 CET 2004
Not sure if I understand your question.
If you know the complete list of all possible variable names, then you
can grep for each occurrence and split on the "=". Otherwise, I hope you
have some sort of markers (like main()) to seperate the input and actual
commands. I think perl and bash are probably more suitable for this kind
Then you can try commandArgs() to feed into R.
On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 15:57, Andy Bunn wrote:
> I've ported somebody else's rather cumbersome Matlab model to R for
> colleagues that want a free build of the model with the same type of I/O.
> The Matlab model reads a text file with the initial parameters specified as:
> C:\Data\Carluc\Rport>more Params.R
> # Number of years to simulate
> nYears = 50;
> # Initial year for graphing purposes
> year0 = 1970;
> # NPP/GPP ratio (cpp0 unitless)
> fnr = 0.30;
> # Quantum efficency
> qe = 0.040;
> That is, there are four input variables (for this run - there can be many
> more) written in a way that R can understand them. In R, I can have the
> model source the parameter text file easily enough and have the objects in
> the workspace. The model function in R takes a list at runtime. How can I
> have R read that file and put the contents into the list I need?
> > rm(list = ls())
> > source("Params.R")
> > ls()
>  "fnr" "nYears" "qe" "year0"
> > fnr
>  0.3
> > nYears
>  50
> > foo.list <- list(fnr = fnr, nYears = nYears)
> > foo.list
>  0.3
>  50
> The model is then run with
> > CarlucR(inputParamList = foo.list, ...)
> I can't build inputParamList "by hand" as above because the number of
> initial parameters changes with the model run and this runs in a wrapper.
> Any thoughts? Some combination of paste with scan or parse?
> > version
> platform i386-pc-mingw32
> arch i386
> os mingw32
> system i386, mingw32
> major 2
> minor 0.0
> year 2004
> month 10
> day 04
> language R
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