[R] New project: littler for GNU R

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Tue Sep 26 22:19:29 CEST 2006

On 26 September 2006 at 15:48, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
| On 9/26/2006 1:04 PM, Jeffrey Horner wrote:
| >    It can be used directly on the command-line just like, say, bc(1):
| > 
| > 
| >          $ echo 'cat(pi^2,"\n")' | r
| >          9.869604
| Is there a technical reason that this couldn't work by modifying the 
| script that invokes R?  That would avoid the r/R clash on MacOSX and 
| Windows.  In Windows R is R.exe, not a script, so some adjustment would 
| be needed there, but that shouldn't be difficult.

Quite possible. We would surely encourage it.

We'd be happy to retire littler to the dustbin when `the real R' can do this
too.  Until then, littler appear to serve one of us rather well (as R still
can't do shebang-style scripts), and may hence be of interest to others too.

Regards, Dirk

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                                                  -- Thomas A. Edison

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