G Shah - 10 months ago 45

R Question

How do I call functions defined in abc.R file in another file, say xyz.R?

A supplementary question is, how do I call functions defined in abc.R from the R prompt/command line?

GS

Answer Source

You can call `source("abc.R")`

followed by `source("xyz.R")`

(assuming that both these files are in your current working directory.

If abc.R is:

```
fooABC <- function(x) {
k <- x+1
return(k)
}
```

and xyz.R is:

```
fooXYZ <- function(x) {
k <- fooABC(x)+1
return(k)
}
```

then this will work:

```
> source("abc.R")
> source("xyz.R")
> fooXYZ(3)
[1] 5
>
```

Even if there are cyclical dependencies, this will work.

E.g. If abc.R is this:

```
fooABC <- function(x) {
k <- barXYZ(x)+1
return(k)
}
barABC <- function(x){
k <- x+30
return(k)
}
```

and xyz.R is this:

```
fooXYZ <- function(x) {
k <- fooABC(x)+1
return(k)
}
barXYZ <- function(x){
k <- barABC(x)+20
return(k)
}
```

then,

```
> source("abc.R")
> source("xyz.R")
> fooXYZ(3)
[1] 55
>
```