[R] How to read and write an S4 class

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Wed Aug 12 10:31:14 CEST 2009


setClass("track", representation(x="numeric", y="numeric"))
x <- new("track", x=1:4, y=5:8)

# save as binary
fn <- tempfile()
save(x, ascii=FALSE, file=fn)

# save as  ASCII
save(x, ascii=TRUE, file=fn)

# ASCII text representation from which to regenerate the data
dput(x, file=fn)
y <- dget(fn)

R_help Help wrote:
> Hi,
> I have an object in S4 class. Is there anyway that I can write to a
> file and read it back to R? Thank you.
> adschai
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