[R] sort of fread to read from a file at fixed positions?
Gael de Lannoy
delannoy at dice.ucl.ac.be
Tue Mar 14 09:53:02 CET 2006
I need to read a file with a header (EDF files, recorded
electroencephalogram signals) that has fixed byte positions for each
field of its header.
These fields have no separator between them, for example:
<8 ascii name of the patient><10ascii start time of the recording><4
ascii ... > etc.
I read that perfectly in Octave by using fread, fseek and other
C-derived file access methods, but i dont see such a method being
avalaible in R? I read the scan help page but it doesn't seem to be able
to read x chars then from that position read another y chars then jump
at position 80 and read z chars etc.
Thanks in advance,
Gael de Lannoy.
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