spin_child {knitr}R Documentation

Spin a child R script


This function is similar to knit_child() but is used in R scripts instead. When the main R script is not called via spin(), this function simply executes the child script via sys.source(), otherwise it calls spin() to spin the child script into a source document, and uses knit_child() to compile it. You can call this function in R code, or using the syntax of inline R expressions in spin() (e.g. {{knitr::spin_child('script.R')}}).


spin_child(input, format)



the filename of the input R script


to be passed to format in spin(); if not provided, it will be guessed from the current knitting process


A character string of the knitted R script.

[Package knitr version 1.15.20 Index]