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

Tracy Waldon Tracy.Waldon at fcc.gov
Fri Jul 8 17:50:47 CEST 2011

In Windows Vista, here is what I do:

Create a .bat file that calls R to run the script.  Then set the task
scheduler to run the batch file.  It's a round about way but it works
for me.  

# begin example of *.bat file contents

cd C:\R\R-2.13.0\bin
R CMD BATCH "C:\MyBats\MyBat.R" "C:\MyBats\MyOutput\MyBat.Rout"

# end example



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Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 10:33 AM
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Subject: [R] Using Windows 7 Task Scheduler with R source scripts

Hello all,

I'm trying to get a specific source file to run at a certain time each
day with WindowsScheduler

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,

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