[R] command to start a program (fortran code)

thoeb t.hoebinger at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 21:27:57 CET 2009

Thank you! That's what I need!

Tamara Hoebinger

Uwe Ligges-3 wrote:
> If you want to integrate Fortran into R, see the manual Writing R 
> Extensions.
> If you want to just call some external program (independent of the 
> language it is written in) via the operating system, see ?system (and 
> ?shell on Windows).
> Uwe Ligges
> thoeb wrote:
>> Hello!
>> Does exist a command to start a foreign program (Fortran language)? I
>> wrote
>> a few r-scripts in which data are prepared and several outputfiles are
>> generated that are used as inputfiles for further calculation. For these
>> calculations another program is needed, so it would be practically if I
>> could get the program started automatically after the preparation of the
>> data has finished. (The program just opens a new window which asks you to
>> put in some parameters an give the names of the inputfiles. Afterwards it
>> generats some outputfiles that are stored in the same folder as the
>> inputfiles.) The aim is, that the user has just to use R to run the whole
>> application.
>> Thanks"
>> -----
>> Tamara Hoebinger
>> University of Vienna
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Tamara Hoebinger
University of Vienna
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