[R] Schedule R to run automatically

Steven McKinney smckinney at bccrc.ca
Tue Dec 14 04:19:41 CET 2010

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> Subject: [R] Schedule R to run automatically
> Current I have raw data from several projects that is written to a drive on a
> daily basis.  I would like to run a certain R syntax against these data sets
> (varying somewhat from data set to data set) every day at, say, 7am (with no
> human interaction).  Is this possible to set up in windows or unix?

Yes, in both.

In Windows, you can use the "Task Scheduler" (Control Panel - Administrative Tools
on Windows 7).  Set up the R script you want to run daily, and invoke it
with the R CMD BATCH command.

In Unix, you can use the cron scheduler to do the same.

Steven McKinney

> Thanks for any input.
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