Re: [R] New behavior of 'write.csv' append argument?

From: jim holtman <jholtman_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 05:56:31 -0400

As noted in the help file under CSV files:

These wrappers are deliberately inflexible: they are designed to ensure that the correct conventions are used to write a valid file. Attempts to change append, col.names, sep, dec or qmethod are ignored, with a warning.

On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 8:33 PM, Steven Worthington <steven.worthington_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Dear R users,
>
> I have recently begun to reuse some functions I made several months ago. The
> scripts write to a .csv file using the 'write.csv' function with the append
> option set to TRUE. This used to work fine, albeit with the warning
> "appending column names to file". I upgraded to R version 2.11.0 on OSX
> 10.5.8 and 'write.csv' will no longer append any files - I get the warning
> "attempt to set 'append' ignored". The exact same object will append when
> using 'write.table' without issue. Here's a minimal example. Has there been
> a change in 'write.csv'?
>
> # --------------------------------
> x <- rnorm(10, 5)
> y <- rnorm(10, 10)
> z <- rnorm(10, 15)
> dat <- data.frame(x, y, z)
> names(dat) <- c("first", "second", "third")
>
> write.csv(dat, file="dat.csv", append=TRUE)
> write.table(dat, file="dat2.csv", sep=",", row.names=FALSE, append=TRUE)
> # --------------------------------
>
> best,
>
> Steve
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