[R] iterating over files in a directory with R

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Sun Feb 8 22:34:19 CET 2004

On Sun, 8 Feb 2004, femke wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm an R newbie and was wondering whether there are R commands for
> iterating over files in a directory.  Basically what I want to do is to
> iterate over many files and apply some R functions to each file
> seperately.
> e.g. for (each file in a directory) do { some R calculation with the
> info in that file }

sapply(list.files("a directory"), some.R.calculation)


files<-list.files("a directory")
for(each.file in files){


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