[Rd] Possible improvement of "read.fwf"
Mon, 19 Mar 2001 21:16:37 +0100 (MET)
Dear R developers
I have little improvement to "R base", that I hope you will include in the official version.
Using the new connection possibilities, and important option is to read a limited amount of data each time. In the "scan"-function, this can be done with the "n" and "nmax" options, but I have found no such possibilities in "read.fwf". This is a limitation in reading large fixed formatted data files, and at:
You will find my suggestion to improve the "read.fwf".
(New code is marked with red colour. Pure code is avilble at:
And you will find the new documentation on:
Hope you will appreciate this small improvement.
Harald Fekjśr, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
University of Oslo, Norway & Norwegian cancer registry
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