[R] S+ files

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jul 27 19:46:42 CEST 1999

On Tue, 27 Jul 1999, Robert Gentleman wrote:

> Coomaren,
>   The only real way to do this is to save the files from S/Splus using 
> dump (or dput with a bit more work). This function creates ascii versions
> of your data and functions and these can then be read into R using source.
> R cannot currently restore S/Splus binary files (this may happen in the
> future though). 
>   This should make it into the FAQ....

I would add, do this on the same S-PLUS architecture and version as you
created them. (Unlike recent R images, they are not platform-independent.)
So `this may happen in the future though' probably will mean `on the same
architecture prior to S-PLUS 5'.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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