Execute system commands within an R Script

August 23, 2007
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(This article was first published on Quantitative Ecology, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

To execute a system command from within an R script, just use system(). This is handy for zipping large output files on the fly.

write.csv(mydat, "mydat.csv")
system("gzip mydat.csv", wait=FALSE)

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