[R] libname version in R

JoK LoQ jokloq at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 18:44:19 CEST 2009

Michael Yutzi wrote:
> Hello friends, 
> in SAS there is the 'libname' source. You associate a way.. ex: ab ..
> "C:\My Paste\Works" and when u do 
> data ab.example;
> (...)
> run;
> you are saving the archive "example" in a SAS format, and you can see 
> C:\My Paste\Works\example "growing" ("example"'s size:200MB... refresh..
> 500MB.. refresh.. 1.2GB...)
>>How can I do something like that in R?
> My main point is to know for sure if my work is really being processed or
> for some reason R "crashed" and I would be waiting forever, and also
> because I believe it will turn my life easier (not importing, exporting,
> loading all the time), won't it?  

As far as I know, you cant do it with R. The best you can do is export it
(write) all the time, than you will see your archive "growing" wherever you
output him. You should take a look at "filehash" package, i guess it talks
something about "not always working in memory".

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