[R] Scanning data files line-by-line

R A F raf1729 at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 30 13:51:00 CEST 2003

Hi all, is there a way to read a data file into R line-by-line, akin
to what fscanf does in C, say?

It seems that "scan" and "read.table" both read the entire data file
in at once, whereas "readLines" allows one to read a file partially,
but doesn't quite read line-by-line either.

I guess what I was hoping to do is something like this:

while( linebyline( "file" ) != end of file )
    process each line


More information about the R-help mailing list