[Rd] problem with load('http://....') (PR#2344)
Wed Dec 4 20:08:03 2002
On Wed, 4 Dec 2002 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On 4 Dec 2002, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
> > email@example.com writes:
> > > Full_Name: Frank Harrell
> > > Version: 1.6.1
> > > OS: RedHat 8.0 Linux
> > > Submission from: (NULL) (18.104.22.168)
> > >
> > >
> > > I get an error when trying to load a URL that contains a file that was saved
> > > using save(object, compress=TRUE):
> > >
> > > > load('http://hesweb1.med.virginia.edu/biostat/s/data/sav/kprats.sav')
> > > Error in gzfile(file, "rb") : unable to open connection
> > > In addition: Warning message:
> > > cannot open compressed file
> > > `http://hesweb1.med.virginia.edu/biostat/s/data/sav/kprats.sav'
> > >
> > > The above file will remain at that URL for your testing.
> > The root of the issue is that gzfile() doesn't know about URLs. Not
> > documented to either, but (on the face of things) it would seem easy
> > to add the feature.
> Right, this is not what the `file' argument of load() is documented as.
> That is neither a file name nor a connection.
> I am worried about attempting to get a binary file over a url connection,
> but in principle what you should do is
> That fails I think because the connection cannot handle binary files,
> but I will look further when I have time.
Not sure if being binary creates problems as such, but what the
connection would provide if it is working properly is the compressed
data, and we wo not currently have the tools to decompress off a
connection, as far as I know.
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