[R] Linux -> Win2K file transfer

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sat Oct 21 00:10:38 CEST 2000

ben at zoo.ufl.edu writes:

>   Just a quick question, in case I'm doing something really boneheaded
> that could be easily sorted out.
>   I'm attempting to save() datasets on Linux (R 1.1.1) and load() them on
> Win2K (rw1011, fetched from CRAN today).  I get the "restore file
> corrupted" message every time.  I've tried saving with ascii=TRUE and
> FALSE, and the ASCII versions look OK (it's my impression from reading
> docs that even binary format files *ought* to be readable on both
> platforms). I don't think it's a DOS/Unix format (linefeed etc.) problem,
> as I can source() files transferred in the same way.
>   Didn't find anything in the FAQ etc..
>   Has anyone seen this?

It's supposed to work. Since you ask for suggestions of

Did you by any chance transfer the files with FTP in ascii mode or
with mcopy -t or similar?

Are you saying that the ascii=TRUE saves didn't work either?

(R is generally tolerant to text files and CR/LF issues, so it's not a
proof that source() works - and even so, the transfer that mangles
binaries would generally be the one that converts textfiles correctly
and vice versa)

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