[R] Summary: What's analagous to data.restore?

Patrick Connolly P.Connolly at hort.cri.nz
Mon Jul 5 01:31:53 CEST 1999

Thanks to Bill Venables, Brian Ripley and John Maindonald.

The differences between the way R and S use objects means that
data.restore is inappropriate for R.  Bill advised the use of
libraries to deal with objects.

Functions and data objects are treated differently, requiring source()
and read.table() respectively to create R objects from text files that
are produced from dump() and write.table() respectively.

I notice that the data() function has some intelligence built into it.
I think I like R already, but this information could be put into the
FAQ somewhere where the differences between R and S are covered.  I
could have a suggestion as to where when I've become more familiar
with how it's all set up.  (Perhaps it already is, but I missed it.)


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