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

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Aug 26 15:40:06 CEST 2007

On Sun, 26 Aug 2007, Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> 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.

Or read 'An Introduction to R'.

> 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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