[Rd] Documentation error for data.restore() in package "foreign" (was Re: [R] Import problem with S-Plus 7.0 dataset)

From: Tony Plate <tplate_at_acm.org>
Date: Tue 21 Nov 2006 - 16:57:06 GMT

BTW, the help file for data.restore says:

Value: an R version of the S3 object.

It looks like this may need correction (when I try this function out, it returns the file name, not the object restored from the file.)

I tried this in R 2.4.0:

 > sessionInfo()
R version 2.4.0 (2006-10-03)
i386-pc-mingw32

locale:
LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252;LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252;LC_MONETARY=English_United
States.1252;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=English_United States.1252

attached base packages:
[1] "methods" "stats" "graphics" "grDevices" "utils" "datasets" [7] "base"

other attached packages:
  foreign ncdf
"0.8-17" "1.6"
 >

(redirected from an old thread on R-help -- I was waiting until I had R 2.4.0 installed so that I could verify that this was still a problem. Apologies if it has been fixed since then)

Richard M. Heiberger wrote:
> It looks like it works. The result you printed is
> the name of the file that data.store read. The name of the
> variable is the same as the name you called it in S-Plus.
>
> type
> data[1:5,]
> and you should see your data.frame.
>

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