[R] Simple question about export

Adaikalavan Ramasamy gisar at nus.edu.sg
Wed Mar 12 14:47:33 CET 2003

Well, you did not specify the object to save in write.table(). Suppose
you want to save the following:

x <- matrix( c(1:25), nrow=5)
write.table(x, file="c:/my.output.file.txt")

If all goes well, you should see the prompt without any message. 

Also use "/" rather than "\" as it is reserved for escape sequences.

You might also consider setting the option sep="\t" and quote=FALSE to
make it truly tab-delimited file. There is also row.names, col.name
option. Try reading the R Data Import/Export or write.table() again.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Miettinen [mailto:michael_miettinen at yahoo.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 9:13 PM
To: R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: [R] Simple question about export


Sorry about making this stupid question, but I did not
find the answer from documentation. 

I managed to read my spss .sav file into the R, no
problem.  Next I would like to write this data to a
file in ascii-format. I tried to use write.table and I
got no error messages, but no file either. What is the
right way to make it?  

At least write.table("c:\foo\data.dat") does not

Thanks in advance! 


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