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

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 21 Nov 2006 - 17:17:50 GMT

On Tue, 21 Nov 2006, Tony Plate wrote:

> BTW, the help file for data.restore says:

Not in the SVN version at

https://svn.r-project.org/R-packages/trunk/foreign/man/read.S.Rd

BTW, there is no such function as 'data.store' (sic).

> 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.)

Rather, it returns the object names, as documented at that URL and in S.

>
> 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"
> >
>
> -- Tony Plate
>
> (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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