[R] Is it possible to only read a subset by read.table ?

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Wed Jul 12 14:49:02 CEST 2006

You can use pipe with read.table as in:


Also note skip= and nrows= arguments to read.table.

On 7/12/06, David Vonka <D.Vonka at uvt.nl> wrote:
> Hello,
> is it possible to do something like
> DATA <- read.table(file="blabla.dat",subset=(sex=="male")),
> i.e. make R read only a subset of a csv file ?
> I think it would be useful in case of very big datasets,
> but I can't find such a feature.
> Thanks for an answer,
> David Vonka
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