R-alpha: write()

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Wed, 30 Apr 1997 12:38:51 +0200

Following my posting of a write.table() function, Martin suggested that
one could have a generic write() function and special methods for
e.g. time series, data frames, etc.

Well, a month has passed since ...

What does everyone think?  Is it a good idea, or would write.table() be
enough?  If we think that it is not enough, which arguments should the
write methods typically allow?  What about

	write.xxx (x,		# object
		   file =       # filename, default stdout
                   append =     # obvious
                   sep =	# obvious
		   eol =        # end of line char


On the other hand, it seems clear that something like write.table() is
nice, and what it should do.  But what about classes other than

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