[R] Equivalent of read.table for object rather than file
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Aug 5 20:26:03 CEST 2014
On 05/08/2014 19:15, sbihorel wrote:
> Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, read.table() does not have the text argument in the version of R that I can use.
> Do you know when was this argument introduced?
No, but the posting guide asked you to update *before posting* (have you
yet read it?: you still sent HTML when asked not to).
In any case, the help text tells you how to do it: use a text connection.
> On 05/08/2014 18:29, sbihorel wrote:
>> / Hi,
> />/ Let's say that I have a scalar character object called tmp which stores
> />/ the entire content of an ASCII file. Is there a function that would
> />/ process tmp the same way read.table() would process the content of the
> />/ original ASCII file?
> />/ The content of tmp will come from a database, and I want to extract the
> />/ data without writing and reading to disk or without asking the database
> />/ to transform the file content into a table.
> The equivalent is read.table. See its 'text' argument:
> text: character string: if 'file' is not supplied and this is, then
> data are read from the value of 'text' via a text connection.
> Notice that a literal string can be used to include (small)
> data sets within R code.
> />/ Thank you
> />/ Sebastien
> />/ //
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