[R] Re: read dbf files into R

Barry Rowlingson B.Rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Wed Sep 29 10:32:28 CEST 2004

Vikas Rawal wrote:
> Is there a linux-based/free command line tool for converting dbf files 
> into txt? 

  If you really want to do this, and you dont really need this read dbfs 
into R, there's "dbfdump" in the shapefile library.



> I should be much better to directly read a dbf file 
> and use its database structure definition to ensure that data come into 
> R correctly.

  Several solutions posted to R-help recently.


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