Rscript example

I use Rscript as my prime scripting language to perform some command-line tasks. The reason for this is I don’t know much about bash scripts nor perl language. Writing a script in R is very simple if you know R language. But there are a few things need to consider.

  • How to pass arguments to the script
  • Which version of Rscript should you use
  • A facility to provide a bash-line help

I did a simple try and here is an example Rscript how it works


Categorized as Default, R

By Feng Li

Dr. Feng Li is an Associate Professor of Statistics in the School of Statistics and Mathematics at Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, China. Feng obtained his Ph.D. degree in Statistics from Stockholm University, Sweden in 2013. His research interests include Bayesian computation, econometrics and forecasting, and distributed learning. His recent research output appeared in statistics and forecasting journals such as the International Journal of Forecasting and Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, AI journals such as Expert Systems with Applications, and medical journals such as BMJ Open.

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