[R] zipped files as a data type

David Scott d.scott at auckland.ac.nz
Sat May 29 02:19:00 CEST 2010

Ron Burns wrote:
> Hi all-
> I have a lot of small (xml) data files that are saved by classification 
> in directories named in accordance with the classification. I would like 
> to zip up these directories and include the zipped file as part of the 
> data in a package (which I know how to do.)
> Are there R functions for dealing with zipped files as a data type?
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> 	Ron

 > help.search("zip")


base::connections       Functions to Manipulate Connections
base::environment variables
                         Environment Variables
base::memCompress       In-memory Compression and Decompression
utils::unzip            Extract or List Zip Archives
                         Extract File from a Zip Archive
utils::win.version      Auxiliary Functions for the Windows Port

which seems to provide some leads

David Scott

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