rscript

Run a script with the R programming language.

TLDR

Run a script

$ Rscript [path/to/file.R]
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Run a script in vanilla mode (i.e. a blank session that doesn't save the workspace at the end)
$ Rscript --vanilla [path/to/file.R]
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Execute one or more R expressions
$ Rscript -e [expression1] -e [expression2]
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Display R version
$ Rscript --version
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SYNOPSIS

Rscript [--options] [-e expr] file [args]

DESCRIPTION

A binary front-end to R, for use in scripting applications.

expr

An optional expression to be evaluated, used in place of file.

file

Input file of R expressions

args

Optional further arguments to be processed by commandArgs in the R interpreter.

OPTIONS

--options accepted are

--help

Print usage and exit

--version

Print version and exit

--verbose

Print information on progress

--default-packages=list

Where 'list' is a comma-separated set of package names, or 'NULL'

and also options to R (in addition to --no-echo --no-restore), such as

--save

Do save workspace at the end of the session

--no-environ

Don't read the site and user environment files

--no-site-file

Don't read the site-wide Rprofile

--no-init-file

Don't read the user R profile

--restore

Do restore previously saved objects at startup

--vanilla

Combine --no-save, --no-restore, --no-site-file --no-init-file and --no-environ

SEE ALSO

R(1)

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