[R] readLines with space-delimiter?
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Wed May 5 13:30:30 CEST 2010
> Thanks. I wasn't aware that scan or read.table allowed you to read in a
> single line, process it, output results, and then read in the next line.
> This is what I need to do because the data set is too large to hold in RAM.
> I did manage to do this with readLines and overcome the space-delimiter
You can read a fixed number of lines, then process them; then you can
repeat. The key is to open the file as a connection before calling
read.table, and don't close it after each read. But you were probably
doing that with readLines.
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