[R] Writing a list to a file !
Mike.Prager at noaa.gov
Tue Dec 6 21:14:38 CET 2005
Here is a function I use to send lists to ASCII files.
list2ascii <- function(x,file=paste(deparse(substitute(x)),".txt",sep=""))
# MHP July 7, 2004
# R or S function to write an R list to an ASCII file.
# This can be used to create files for those who want to use
# a spreadsheet or other program on the data.
tmp.wid = getOption("width") # save current width
options(width=10000) # increase output width
sink(file) # redirect output to file
print(x) # print the object
sink() # cancel redirection
options(width=tmp.wid) # restore linewidth
return(invisible(NULL)) # return (nothing) from function
I hope it's helpful.
To write it to a file that can be read by R, I would suggest using
A Ezhil wrote:
>This may be trivial in R but I have been trying with
>out any success. I have a list of 100 elements each
>having a sub list of different length. I would like to
>write the list to a ASCII file. I tried with
>write.table(), after converting my list to a matrix.
>Now it looks like
>Robert c("90", "50", "30")
>John c("91", "20", "25", "45")
>How can I get rid off c("", ..)? In my file, I would
>like to have
>Robert 90, 50, 30
>John 91, 20, 25, 45
>Thanks in advance.
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