[R] insert/copy skipped lines to output

Muhammad Rahiz muhammad.rahiz at ouce.ox.ac.uk
Sat Mar 27 12:42:47 CET 2010

Hello all,

I'd like some advise on this. When I read my files, I pass the argument, 
skip=6, to skip 6 lines of header information. After performing the 
desired calculations, I have the output. Now I want to copy the 6 lines 
of skipped information to the output.

What I've been doing so far is to use a shell script (i.e. the cat 
function)  to copy the header information to the output file. This means 
I need 2 additional files, namely a file containing the header 
information only, and the shell script to run the the function.

Is there a direct way to perform this in R?

The following forms the main component of my R script;

x <- as.matrix(read.table("file.txt",skip=6))
y <- x*2



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