[R] how to inspect content of save() file

Benno Pütz puetz at mpipsykl.mpg.de
Wed Apr 22 18:59:54 CEST 2009


Am 22.Apr.2009 um 17:21 schrieb Dimitri Liakhovitski:

> Why do you use save()?
> Can't you write out data frame(s) with your variables in a .txt or a
> .csv file and then read in just the variable names?
>
I could, but ...

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>> As save() writes a binary (and by default compressed) format that  
>> is not
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... the files I look at now have a size of around 875MB (and this is  
after compression of the binary format) - text files (even compressed)  
are usually bigger.

But while this question arose from these files, it is the structure of  
the files I am after.

Benno



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