[R] New project: littler for GNU R

Jeffrey Horner jeff.horner at vanderbilt.edu
Wed Sep 27 03:59:33 CEST 2006

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.

In fact, it does work:

$ echo 'cat(pi^2,"\n")' | R --vanilla --slave

but what's more compelling is the ability to utilize the UNIX hash-bang 


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