[R] How to read a .rar file in R

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Jun 9 16:01:28 CEST 2013

On 09/06/2013 11:58, Deb Midya wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks in advance.
> May I request you to assist me for the following please.
> I am using R-3.0.1 on Windows.
> Is there any R package or R function to read a .rar file (file with an extension rar)?

Use system() with however you unpack rar files on your OS.  .rar files 
are archives, not files you could usefully read into R (just like tar 
and zip archives).   At least, the commonest such files are, and those 
are already pretty uncommon.

There are several ways to unpack on Windows, at least 7-zip, WinZip, 
UnRAR (2x), WinRAR.

> Once again, thank you very much for the time you have given.
> Regards,
> Deb
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