[R] dbf I/O package suggestions?

Jeff D. Hamann jeff.hamann at forestinformatics.com
Wed Sep 29 16:14:36 CEST 2004

I saw a note in the R-help mailing list about dbf file I/O in R. The 
suggestion was made to utilize (or at least take a look at) RODBC. While 
RODBC is fine for most Windows abusers, I find ODBC under Linux cumbersome. 
I have lots of need for a direct and simple dbf interface and have been 
thinking about writing a package for R using the shapelib dbf (or 
equivalent) functions. I wanted to get some feedback from R users for the 
demand. Any suggestions?


Jeff D. Hamann
Forest Informatics, Inc.
PO Box 1421
Corvallis, Oregon USA 97339-1421
jeff.hamann at forestinformatics.com

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