[R] strategy for writing out file with lines header initiated with comment sign

From: Mao Jianfeng <jianfeng.mao_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:15:36 +0200


Dear all,

I have data.frame object in R. I want to export it in tab-delimited file with several lines of header initiated with comment sign (#). I do not know how to do that in R. Could you please give helps on this problem?

Thanks in advance.

Best,
Jian-Feng,

##################################################################
The lines I want to write in the header lines look like, with words in

the last line (here the line "#CHROM POS     ID        REF ALT    QUAL
FILTER INFO                              FORMAT      NA00001") be
separated by tab :

##fileformat=VCFv4.1
##fileDate=20090805
##source=myImputationProgramV3.1
##reference=file:///seq/references/1000GenomesPilot-NCBI36.fasta
##contig=<ID=20,length=62435964,assembly=B36,md5=f126cdf8a6e0c7f379d618ff66beb2da,species="Homo
sapiens",taxonomy=x>
##phasing=partial
##INFO=<ID=NS,Number=1,Type=Integer,Description="Number of Samples With Data">
##INFO=<ID=DP,Number=1,Type=Integer,Description="Total Depth">
##INFO=<ID=AF,Number=A,Type=Float,Description="Allele Frequency">
##INFO=<ID=AA,Number=1,Type=String,Description="Ancestral Allele">
##INFO=<ID=DB,Number=0,Type=Flag,Description="dbSNP membership, build 129">
##INFO=<ID=H2,Number=0,Type=Flag,Description="HapMap2 membership">
##FILTER=<ID=q10,Description="Quality below 10">
##FILTER=<ID=s50,Description="Less than 50% of samples have data">
##FORMAT=<ID=GT,Number=1,Type=String,Description="Genotype">
##FORMAT=<ID=GQ,Number=1,Type=Integer,Description="Genotype Quality">
##FORMAT=<ID=DP,Number=1,Type=Integer,Description="Read Depth">
##FORMAT=<ID=HQ,Number=2,Type=Integer,Description="Haplotype Quality">
#CHROM POS ID REF ALT QUAL FILTER INFO
           FORMAT NA00001



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