[R] Using Windows 7 Task Scheduler with R source scripts

Pfaff, Bernhard Dr. Bernhard_Pfaff at fra.invesco.com
Fri Jul 8 18:04:50 CEST 2011

Hello Dan,

I reckon that you need to path a batch-file to the scheduler, i.e. something along the lines 

R CMD BATCH script.R

shall be included in, say, 'RBatchjob.bat' and this file shall then be called by the task scheduler. 


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> Hello all,
> I'm trying to get a specific source file to run at a certain 
> time each day with WindowsScheduler 
> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/schedule-a-task
> I've tried a number of methods, none of which work:
> My best guess was:
> 1. Associate the script.R file with R in FileTypes.
> 2. Call the script.R file in the scheduler
> This definitely opens R, but the source file doesn't execute.
> Any ideas?
> Much thanks,
> Dan
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