[Rd] String to list and visa versa

Vladimir Dergachev vdergachev at rcgardis.com
Tue Nov 14 18:09:22 CET 2006

On Tuesday 14 November 2006 12:00 pm, Tom McCallum wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> object.

#List -> string:

# Put whatever you want into collapse to separate list entries
paste(unlist(L), collapse=",")

strsplit(S, ",")


                   Vladimir Dergachev

> Many thanks for your help,
> Tom

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