[R] shell scripts in R
A.Robinson at ms.unimelb.edu.au
Fri Oct 14 02:09:56 CEST 2005
First I have to correct myself; there probably is an ls object in your
workspace, but it's a function.
Second I have to suggest you should try to run the example code in the
help file. Surely this would clarify that the string has to be
t1 <- system("who", TRUE)
I'm not so sure that it's a question of saving bytes as a question of
assuming that people will try reasonable avenues.
On Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 12:39:59AM +0200, Benedict P. Barszcz wrote:
> Dnia pi?tek, 14 pa?dziernika 2005 00:13, Sundar Dorai-Raj napisa?:
> > Don't you mean system("ls")? See ?system.
> > Arguments:
> > command: the system command to be invoked, as a string.
> This is the kind of obstacles a newbie has to overcome. Whoeve is writing the
> documentation for R, please do not attempt to save on bytes. Life would be so
> much more pleasureable.... if only it would say "as a quoted string". Jee.
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