[R] reading 2-byte integers using readBin and connections

Prasad, Rajiv Rajiv.Prasad at pnl.gov
Tue Mar 5 18:12:09 CET 2002

Thanks, Thomas.  On second (actually that number is a little higher) reading
of ?readBin, the size= option hit me right between the eyes.  Guess I was
not sufficiently caffeinated last evening. ;-)  Thanks a lot.


> On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, Prasad, Rajiv wrote:
> >
> > What is the data type corresponding to short int?  ?readBin 
> lists "numeric",
> > "double", "integer", "int", "logical", "complex", and 
> "character" as the
> > data types -- nothing that seems like a "short".
> >
> There is a size= option described in ?readBin
>     size: integer.  The number of bytes per element in the 
> byte stream.
>            The default, `NA', uses the natural size.  Size changing is
>            not supported for complex vectors.
> That looks as though it should help.
> 	-thomas

Rajiv Prasad
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