[R] executing R batch files

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 00:53:19 CET 2009

Without the actual VBA commands you are using we
can't be sure but if you are using Shell then it requires an exe,
not a bat file.  Try
   cmd.exe /c RBatch.bat
so that it has an exe file to execute.

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 6:42 PM,  <joseph.g.boyer at gsk.com> wrote:
> The following command, issued from the DOS command prompt (running Windows
> XP), produces the intended result of a .csv file created by program.R:
> ?c:\program files\R\R-2.8.0\bin\Rterm.exe? --save < "c:\TEMP\program.R"
> However, when I create a file called Rbatch.bat that contains exactly the
> line above, and try to execute it (by double clicking or via the Shell
> command
> in an Excel macro), nothing happens.
> Does anyone have an explanation, or any suggestions as to how to run an R
> program from within an Excel macro? (PS: I know about RExcel, can't quite
> get it to install
> correctly.)
> Much appreciated.
> Joe Boyer
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