[R] write.table: last line should differ from usual eol

From: Andreas Gegg <AndreasGegg_at_gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 12:31:03 +0200

Dear R-Team,

I have a problem with writing an array to (for example) a .txt-file. Because of the .txt-file must be read from another programm (OPL ILOG), the syntax of the output must be from a special form:

name_of_the_object = [	[1,2, ... ],
			... ];

I think it's easier to understand with a small example:


should be written as:
X = [[1,3],


I have (until now) used the following:

write.table(X,file=filename,sep=",",eol="],\n [", row.names=FALSE, col.names=FALSE,append=TRUE)

which leads to the following output:

I hope you can help because it's very annoying to adjust the resulting .txt-file "by hand".

Thanks a lot for your help!
With nice greetings

Andreas Gegg,
mathematic-student on Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany)

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