[Rd] R's IO speed

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Sun Dec 26 16:53:53 CET 2004

On Sun, Dec 26, 2004 at 08:16:56AM -0500, Frank E Harrell Jr wrote:
> Brian - I really appreciate your work on this, and the data.  The wise 
> use of read.table that you mentioned should be fine for almost 
> everything I do.  There may be other users who need to read larger 
> datasets for which memory usage is an issue.  They can speak for 
> themselves though.

Thanks as always for the near constant improvements to R.

One possible improvement would be more explicit examples, maybe in a
\dontrun environment, showing some possible data file format and how
arguments like colClasses can help increase performance over the naive use
(that I am still using almost exclusively).

As Achim would say: "Seasonal Greetings" ;-)


If you don't go with R now, you will someday.
  -- David Kane on r-sig-finance, 30 Nov 2004

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