[R] help reading a variably formatted text file

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Nov 19 20:11:21 CET 2002

On Tue, 19 Nov 2002, Corey Moffet wrote:

> Is this a reasonable thing to do in R?  Are there some functions that
> will make this task less difficult?  Is there a function that alows you to
> read a small amount of information, parse it, test it, and then begin reading
> again where it left off?

That's what connections and pushbacks are for.


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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