[R] error when setting up Rcmd BATCH on new computer

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Fri Mar 27 20:11:48 CET 2009

Brigid Mooney wrote:
> Hello,
> I got a new computer, and am trying to reinstall R and have run into a
> bit of a problem when running the BATCH command.
> For reference, the OS is Windows Vista, 64 bit.
> I installed R 2.8.1 and have the 4-3 files from the following link
> extracted with the containing folder in my system PATH variable.

Can you explain the sentence above, please?
What is 4-3? Which link? containing folder?

Uwe Ligges

> However, when I try to run the following command from the dos prompt:
> Rcmd BATCH TestBatch.R testoutput.txt
> Note: TestBatch.R is simply a file containing the statement:
> print("hello world")
> I get the error: \Common was unexpected at this time.
> If anyone can provide any insight into this problem, I would really
> appreciate it as I thought I remembered all the steps from when I set
> this all up on my old computer...
> Thanks,
> Brigid
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