[R] read.csv from a remote machine

Mark Wardle mwardle at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 20:16:13 CEST 2009

I would use sshfs or an alternatively remote file system access. Ssh  
to your Linux box and then mount the mac os x filesystem via sshfs, or  
afs for example. Alternatively, can't you copy the data to the Linux  
box using sftp first?

Dr. Mark Wardle
Specialist registrar, Neurology
(Sent from my mobile)

On 4 Aug 2009, at 18:50, "Olga Lyashevska" <olga at herenstraat.nl> wrote:

> Thanks Barry and Steve,
>>> I am trying to import data with read.csv and my file is on remote  
>>> machine.
>>> I believe that I need to open a connection, not sure about syntax  
>>> though.
>> Probably works with ftp: too. How remote is it?
> In fact it is a bit more complicated.
> I am working on a Mac machine, from this machine I establish ssh  
> with a Linux machine. I run R on Linux, while all my data files are  
> stored on Mac. So in this case although physically I am using Mac,  
> it is in fact remote. I hope it answers your question.
> Thanks again,
> Olga
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