[R] execution of source() command
Rainer M Krug
rkrug at sun.ac.za
Fri Sep 15 12:10:50 CEST 2006
Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Sep 2006, Rainer M Krug wrote:
>> I have two questions concerning the source("test.R") command.
>> 1) Is there any command which I can put into the test.R script file
>> which aborts the execution of the script? At the moment I use
>> if (FALSE)
>> which is not elegant, but it works. I would prefer something like:
> ?stop or ?q, depending on what you mean by 'aborts the execution'.
Thanks - I would have expected to find it together with the other
flowcontrol commands like if, while, ...
>> 2) When I call source("test.R") and it is running for some time. Does
>> changing the file test.R while it is executed change the execution, i.e.
>> does the call of source() load the script file into memory and parses
>> and executes it from there or does it parse and execute the file on
>> the disk.
> The help file says:
> 'source' causes R to accept its input from the named file or URL
> (the name must be quoted) or connection. Input is read and
> 'parse'd by from that file until the end of the file is reached,
> then the parsed expressions are evaluated sequentially in the
> chosen environment.
> library(fortunes); fortune("WTFM")
Again - thanks a lot for the clarification
Rainer M. Krug, Dipl. Phys. (Germany), MSc Conservation
Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology
University of Stellenbosch
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