[R] pipe

ggrothendieck@yifan.net ggrothendieck at yifan.net
Sun Mar 24 19:32:57 CET 2002

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I would like to read in a .csv file ignoring all lines
before the header line.  I am counting on the header
line being the first line that has xxx in it.   I don't
know how many lines to skip prior to that line, otherwise
I would use the skip= feature of read.csv.

This is sort of what I would like to do, although I gather
this is not real R since I tried it without success:

my.table <- read.csv("gawk '/xxx/{++z};z' myfile.csv |")

The gawk program prints out only those lines starting from
the first line containing xxx.

I have played around with pipe() but could not get anything
to work.

I am using R 1.4.1 on Windows 2000.

Any ideas on how to accomplish this?

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