[R] read.table(file="clipboard",...) for R?

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jan 20 16:15:05 CET 2003

On Mon, 20 Jan 2003, David Parkhurst wrote:

> I use read.table(file="clipboard",...) a lot in s-plus (under windows 2000), but it
> does not seem to work in R (and is not in the help screen for read.table).   Am I
> missing something?  Would this ability be hard to add?

Yes, it was hard to add, but it already there in R-devel (to be 1.7.0). In
1.6.2 you can use

read.table(textConnection(readClipboard), ...)

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