[R] newbie: closing unused connection + readline

Aval Sarri aval.sarri at gmail.com
Mon May 18 09:32:15 CEST 2009

> I don't understand why read.table would have a problem reading
> directly from a socket instead of a textConnection.  Is this a bug?
> Some subtlety in the semantics of socketConnection as opposed to
> textConnection?  Incorrect parameters when opening the
> socketConnection?

No problem with socketConnection and read.table. I want to read a line
at a time but when I use
read.table (socketConnection)  then it waits till client socket
connection is closed; and entire data comes in as one big chunk. I am
reading a line at a time since data will be available after every few
seconds and I can process and obtain results of already generated

Should I use some (eof) character in data so that read.table returns
without client closing socket connection and I can read a line too?

Thanks for your time sir(s).


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