[R] Setting up infile for R CMD BATCH
ilai
keren at math.montana.edu
Wed Feb 8 06:51:52 CET 2012
On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 10:50 PM, ilai <keren at math.montana.edu> wrote:
> Ahh,
> I think I'm getting it now. Well, readlines() is not going to work for
> you. The help file ?readline clearly states "In non-interactive use
> the result is as if the response was RETURN and the value is ‘""’."
> The implication is you cannot use it to "insert" different answers as
> if you were really there.
> How about using eval() instead? You will need to make the answers a
> named list (or just assigned objects).
>
> test <- expression({
> if(a>2) print('+')
> else print('I got more')
> b <- b+3 # reassign b in the environment
> print(b)
> print(c)
> d^2
> })
> dump('test',file='myTest.R') ; rm(test)
>
> # make the answers.R file:
>
> a=5 ; b=2 ; c=2 ; d=3
> source("myTest.R")
> eval(test)
>
> # Now, from the terminal R CMD BATCH answers.R out.R
> # And here is my $ cat out.R
> ... flushed
>> a=5 ; b=2 ; c=2 ; d=3
>> source("myTest.R")
>> eval(test)
> [1] "+"
> [1] 5
> [1] 2
> [1] 9
>>
>> proc.time()
> user system elapsed
> 0.640 0.048 0.720
>
> Would this work?
> Elai
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Gang Chen <gangchen6 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Suppose I create an R program called myTest.R with only one line like
>> the following:
>>
>> type <- as.integer(readline("input type (1: type1; 2: type2)? "))
>>
>> Then I'd like to run myTest.R in batch mode by constructing an input
>> file called answers.R with the following:
>>
>> source("myTest.R")
>> 1
>>
>> When I ran the following at the terminal:
>>
>> R CMD BATCH answer.R output.Rout
>>
>> it failed to pick up the answer '1' from the 2nd line in answers.R as
>> shown inside output.Rout:
>>
>>> source("myTest.R")
>> input type (0: quit; 1: type1; 2: type2)?
>>> 1
>> [1] 1
>>
>> What am I missing here?
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Gang
>>
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