[R] How to provide argument when opening RGui from an external application

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Sun Aug 26 13:38:15 CEST 2007

On 26/08/2007 7:14 AM, Sébastien wrote:
> Thanks for your reply.
> When you say "look into Rscript.exe", do you have a specific document in 
> mind ? I tried to google it but could not find much... I forgot to 
> mention in my first email that I am working under the Windows XP 
> environment.

You could try ?Rscript within R, or Rscript --help from the command line 
(assuming you have R's bin directory on your path.

Duncan Murdoch

> Prof Brian Ripley a écrit :
>> Look into Rscript.exe (on Windows), which is a flexible way to run 
>> scripts.  Neither using a GUI nor using source() are recommended.
>> On Fri, 24 Aug 2007, Sébastien wrote:
>>> Dear R-users,
>>> I have written a small application (in visual basic) that automatically
>>> generate some R scripts. I would like to execute these scripts when my
>>> application is being closed.
>>> My problem is that I don't know how to pass the
>>> 'source(c:/.../myscript.r)' instruction when I programmatically start
>>> RGui. Tinn-R is capable of doing such things, so I guess there must be a
>>> way to pass arguments to RGui.
>>> Any advice or link to relevant references would be greatly appreciated.
>>> Sebastien
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