[Rd] String to list and visa versa

Tom McCallum tom.mccallum at levelelimited.com
Tue Nov 14 18:00:45 CET 2006


I need to collapse a list into a string and then reparse it back into the  
list.  Normally when I need to do this I simply use write.csv and  
read.csv, but I need to do this in memory within R rather than writing out  
to file.  Are there any bespoke commands that any knows of that does  
something like this or any tips for doing this that anyone can suggest?  I  
basically don't care upon the string representation, only that I can  
manipulate the list as a string and then reparse it back to a valid list  

Many thanks for your help,


Dr. Thomas McCallum
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