Bug#886436: Rscript doesn't appear in package descriptions

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Bug#886436: Rscript doesn't appear in package descriptions

Juliusz Chroboczek-4
Package: r-base-core
Version: 3.4.3-1
Severity: wishlist

A student just sent me a script that used the Rscript command.  Since I'm
not an R programmer, I thought, no problem,

  apt-cache search Rscript

which gave me nothing useful.

Perhaps it would be useful to mention Rscript in the description of the
r-base-core package?

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Bug#886436: Rscript doesn't appear in package descriptions

Dirk Eddelbuettel

On 5 January 2018 at 23:42, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
| Package: r-base-core
| Version: 3.4.3-1
| Severity: wishlist
|
| A student just sent me a script that used the Rscript command.  Since I'm
| not an R programmer, I thought, no problem,
|
|   apt-cache search Rscript
|
| which gave me nothing useful.
|
| Perhaps it would be useful to mention Rscript in the description of the
| r-base-core package?

Hm. Not sure.

R Core itself doesn;t push Rscript all that hard.  In any event, we have
'littler' and r-cran-littler and littler -- it is "better" (but not available
on Windows) so maybe just use that?

http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/code/littler.html
https://cloud.r-project.org/web/packages/littler/index.html

Dirk

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Bug#886436: Rscript doesn't appear in package descriptions

Charles Plessy-12
In reply to this post by Juliusz Chroboczek-4
Le Fri, Jan 05, 2018 at 11:42:04PM +0100, Juliusz Chroboczek a écrit :
>
> A student just sent me a script that used the Rscript command.  Since I'm
> not an R programmer, I thought, no problem,
>
>   apt-cache search Rscript
>
> which gave me nothing useful.

Hello Juliusz,

in Debian, the best way to find a packaged file is to use the "apt-file"
tool (from the package of the same name).

$ apt-file search bin/Rscript                                                                                                                            
r-base-core: /usr/bin/Rscript
r-base-core: /usr/lib/R/bin/Rscript
r-base-core-dbg: /usr/lib/debug/usr/bin/Rscript
r-base-core-dbg: /usr/lib/debug/usr/lib/R/bin/Rscript

Alternatively the packages.debian.org website can also be queried:

https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=contents&keywords=bin%2FRscript

Have a nice weekend,

Charles

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