[Rd] Save and serialize
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Feb 7 22:51:04 CET 2011
On Mon, 7 Feb 2011, Hadley Wickham wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is there any relationship between save and serialize? Do they use the
> same algorithm?
See the R-internals manual: there is more info in the R-devel version,
not least because saveRDS() is added to the mix.
But basically serialize() and saveRDS() use the same format, and
save() writes a header and then serializes a pairlist of the objects
'The same algorithm' is somewhat misleading here: strictly no, as they
manage to use four entry points to the code base.
> Assistant Professor / Dobelman Family Junior Chair
> Department of Statistics / Rice University
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