[Rd] RFC: System and time support functions in R

Duncan Murdoch murdoch@stats.uwo.ca
Mon, 24 Jul 2000 15:08:04 -0400

On Thu, 20 Jul 2000 08:33:01 +0100 (BST), you wrote in message

>I've been looking over system utility functions that we might want to
>add to R.  A few come out of specific needs, others from looking at
>other systems and what people are using system() for.  I've taken
>account of Paul Gilbert's comments posted here a while ago (and I
>think covered all except the use of mailers).
>We currently have

Is there any interest in adding binary file access to the base?  I
think it would be really useful, and have put together a prototype
(still for Windows only) that's on my web site at


Duncan Murdoch
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