[R] reading in data contingent upon a character at col 1

Trent Piepho xyzzy at speakeasy.org
Tue Nov 13 23:28:15 CET 2001

On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Patrick E. McKnight wrote:
> necessarily want to read in.  Use of tr, sed, awk or any other unix command 
> line utilities would not be suitable for this application.   

If you could use awk, it would work just fine for this.  Tell R
to open a pipe..

scan( pipe("awk '!/^;/' filename") )

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