[R] opening nimroad tar gz files in R

Eric Berger er|cjberger @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Sep 15 13:44:28 CEST 2022

Is there a way to download a file from that site without registering for
the site?
If you have a unix/linux shell, what does the 'file' command output?

$ file foo.gz

On Thu, Sep 15, 2022 at 2:11 PM Nick Wray <nickmwray using gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello
> I am trying to download data sets from the 1 km Resolution UK Composite
> Rainfall Data from the Met Office Nimrod System
> Eg
> CEDA Archive Web Browser
> <https://data.ceda.ac.uk/badc/ukmo-nimrod/data/composite/uk-1km/2004>
> /badc/ukmo_nimrod/data/composite/uk-1km/2004
> I can download an individual file (there are lots for each year) as a
> .gz.tar and then it appears as a TAR file in the directory I am using.
> I have then used the instruction untar() (targeted on the correct
> directory) and what this produces is about a dozen these files which are
> labelled as .gz files.  They appear in the same folder as the original TAR
> folder but as R files (ie although they have .gz in the name they have the
> R icon next to them as do any R progs which I have).  I can’t open them
> though as R progs (which I don’t really think they can be) and trying to
> just takes me back to the R studio interface.
> I’ve tried  -- read.table (gzfile
> ("metoffice-c-band-rain-radar_uk_200404062250_1km-composite.dat.gz")) but
> that just gives a load of error messages and I haven’t found any other way
> of opening them as .gz files.
> I’m rather baffled – can anyone make any suggestions?  Thanks Nick Wray
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