[Rd] Don't dput() data frames?

From: R. Michael Weylandt <michael.weylandt_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 12:51:27 -0500

/src/main/attrib.c contains this comment in row_names_gets():

  /* This should not happen, but if a careless user dput()s a

           data frame and sources the result, it will */

which svn blame says Prof Ripley placed there in r39830 with the commit message "correct the work of dput() on the row names of a data frame with compact representation."

Is there a problem / better way to use the result of a hefty dput than source()ing it? This seems to work rather robustly:

source(textConnection(paste0("iris2 <- ", capture.output(dput(iris))))) identical(iris, iris2)


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