Use the all powerful "here document" feature of bash:
R --vanilla << "EOF" # Pipe all subsequent lines into R.
####### Here's my R code
###### the end
Mike Miller wrote:
> I'm new to the list. I've used R and S-PLUS a bit for about 15 years but
> am now working to make R my main program for all numerical and statistical
> computing. I also use Octave for this kind of work and I recommend it (it
> is also under the GPL). Here's my question: In Octave I can write shell
> scripts in the Linux/UNIX environment that begin with a line like this...
> #!/usr/local/bin/octave -q
> ...and the remaining lines are octave commands. Is it possible to do this
> sort of thing in R using something like this?:
> Well, that isn't quite it because I tried it and it didn't work!
> Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.