[R] Binary file input to R

Derek N. Eder derek.eder at dss2.med.gu.se
Tue Jun 6 17:04:17 CEST 2000

I suspect that the recent queries about reading database files into R 
implicitely answered my question here, but I'll ask anyway.

Are there any native binary file read routines in R?

I need to a binary data file consisting of 2 byte records, strip off the 
upper 6 bits (using a logical AND, leaving a ten bit word), and then write 
the ten bit number in text form for R.

Assuming that R can't do this, is PERL appropriate?


Derek N. Eder
Göteborg University                                 (privat)
Institute of Clinical Neuroscience,        Landerigatan 2
Section of Psychiatry                              SE 416 70
SU/Sahlgrenska University Hospital    Göteborg, Sweden
SE 413 45 Göteborg, Sweden               tlf +46 (31) 25 40 66

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derek.eder at neuroscience.gu.se


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