[R] design question on piping multiple data sets from 1 file into R

Moshe Olshansky m_olshansky at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 25 03:51:35 CEST 2008

I think that you can use read.csv with nrows and skip arguments (see ?read.table).

--- On Mon, 22/9/08, DS <ds5j at excite.com> wrote:

> From: DS <ds5j at excite.com>
> Subject: [R] design question on piping multiple data sets from 1 file into R
> To: r-help at r-project.org
> Received: Monday, 22 September, 2008, 8:06 AM
> Hi,
>    I have some queries that I use  to get time series
> information for 8 seperate queries which deal with a
> different set of time series each.
>   I take my queries run them and save the output as csv
> file and them format the data into graphs in excel.
>   I wanted to know if there is an elegant and clean way to
> read in 1 csv file but to read the seperate matrices on
> different rows into seperate R data objects.
>   if this is easy then I can read the 8 datasets in the csv
> file into 8 r objects and pipe them to time series objects
> for graphs.
> thanks
> Dhruv
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