[R] Cross-platform compatibility with R?

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Tue Sep 9 18:28:43 CEST 2003

Joseph Ortiz wrote:

> Dear All,
> I'm a newbie to R having just switched from S-Plus.
> I was able to port my files from S-Plus for Linux to R for OSX using the 
> S-Plus "data.dump", and the R "data.restore" commands. I've decided that 
> I like R enough to install it on my Linux box, but I can't figure out an 
> easy way to get multiple files from my OSX macintosh R environment to a 
> Linux install of R, as there does not appear to be a "data.dump" command 
> in R.
> I tried to use tar to archive my directories and binary .Rdata files and 
> simply extract them to a new machine. This works fine going from one OSX 
> machine to another, but does not work going from OSX to Linux, 
> presumably due to binary file or directory incompatibilities.
> Does anyone have any suggestions for a work around to this problem?
> Thanks,
> Joe
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See ?dump and ?save, the latter has an argument ASCII for portability 

Uwe Ligges

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