Re: [Rd] String to list and visa versa

From: Vladimir Dergachev <vdergachev_at_rcgardis.com>
Date: Tue 14 Nov 2006 - 17:09:22 GMT

On Tuesday 14 November 2006 12:00 pm, Tom McCallum wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I need to collapse a list into a string and then reparse it back into the
> list. Normally when I need to do this I simply use write.csv and
> read.csv, but I need to do this in memory within R rather than writing out
> to file. Are there any bespoke commands that any knows of that does
> something like this or any tips for doing this that anyone can suggest? I
> basically don't care upon the string representation, only that I can
> manipulate the list as a string and then reparse it back to a valid list
> object.

#List -> string:

#
# Put whatever you want into collapse to separate list entries
#

paste(unlist(L), collapse=",")

#String->list
strsplit(S, ",")

                best

                   Vladimir Dergachev


>
> Many thanks for your help,
>
> Tom



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