[R] System with manual options

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Jan 18 12:58:11 CET 2009

See ?pipe. You can pipe input to a program you run that way.

On Sun, 18 Jan 2009, Hadassa Brunschwig wrote:

> Hi
> I was wondering if there was a way to run system when there
> is e.g. a C program which is not totally command-line driven.
> That is, I have a C program which requires manual input of
> options into the shell during the run. I would like to run this program from
> R and as far as I have seen system() does not handle manual options (?).
> Is there thus a way to use these C programs anyway through
> R (i.e. without touching the C programs and fixing the problem in R)?

I think you mean 'using R".

> Thanks a lot for any comments.
> --
> Hadassa Brunschwig
> PhD Student
> Department of Statistics
> The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
> http://www.stat.huji.ac.il

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