[R] Create and read symbolic links in Windows

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu May 2 21:22:17 CEST 2013

On 02/05/2013 19:50, Santosh wrote:
> Dear Rxperts..
> Got a couple of quick q's..
> I am using R in windows environment (both 32-bit and 64-bit)
> a) Is there a way to create symbolic links to some data files?

See ?file.symlink.  ??'symbolic link' should have got you there.

Note that this is not very useful for files, but that is a Windows and 
not an R restriction.

 > b) How do I read data from symbolic links?

The same ways you read data from files.

> Thanks so much..
> Santosh

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