[R] R tools for large files

Murray Jorgensen maj at stats.waikato.ac.nz
Mon Aug 25 06:04:17 CEST 2003

I'm wondering if anyone has written some functions or code for handling 
very large files in R. I am working with a data file that is 41 
variables times who knows how many observations making up 27MB altogether.

The sort of thing that I am thinking of having R do is

- count the number of lines in a file

- form a data frame by selecting all cases whose line numbers are in a 
supplied vector (which could be used to extract random subfiles of 
particular sizes)

Does anyone know of a package that might be useful for this?


Dr Murray Jorgensen      http://www.stats.waikato.ac.nz/Staff/maj.html
Department of Statistics, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
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