R-alpha: Re^3: data file names

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
03 Dec 1997 12:30:13 +0100

Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch> writes:

> Yes, why not agree on this, now, even before implementation!
>     KH> rdf	for R data file/format (data.dump/data.restore)
> data.dump/data.restore  is hopefully going to be  S-plus compatible as much
> as possible (that's why most of us would want it).
> Hence, I think the `R' is really too much there.

I don't think so. The data.dump format is really just an efficient
encoding of the output of dput/dump. It won't be more compatible than
the data structures themselves. That is, unless someone wants to sit
down and catalog all the differences in internal data structures and
do the relevant transformation code....

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