[R] search path question
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 29 20:36:38 CEST 2007
Actually, it does
if (file == "")
file <- stdin()
file <- file(file, "r")
so all the searching is done in the file() connection.
You could do this via a search_file() connection wrapper, but there is a
problem with ensuring connections get closed (which on.exit does here).
On Tue, 29 May 2007, Barry Rowlingson wrote:
> Zhiliang Ma wrote:
>> Thanks, Barry.
>> In fact, I have a function just like yours, and I'm looking for a simple
>> alternative function, which is like "path" in Matlab.
> Dont think it can be done - if you look at the code for 'scan', it
> disappears off into internal() calls to do the business of finding and
> reading a file, so you're going to have trouble changing its behaviour
> in R. You'd have to patch R's C source to implement a search path.
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