[R] readBin: read from defined offset TO defined offset?

Johannes Graumann johannes_graumann at web.de
Fri May 15 20:41:35 CEST 2009

Thanks guys!

Duncan's hints regarding "character" (which I was naturally using ;0) and 
the double "readBin" solved my problem - I'm extracting an index from a 
REALLY big XML file to get fast direct access to subsections, so that I only 
have to parse them rather than the whole thing (only SAX-style passing would 
be possible, since there's no way the thing will fit into memory).

Thanks again, Joh

Johannes Graumann wrote:

> Hello,
> With the help of "seek" I can start "readBin" from any byte offset within
> my file that I deem appropriate.
> What I would like to do is to be able to define the endpoint of that read
> as well. Is there any solution to that already out there?
> Thanks for any hints, Joh

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