Re: [R] write.csv +RMySQL request

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 05:12:04 +0000 (GMT)

On Thu, 28 Feb 2008, jim holtman wrote:

> ?capture.output
> myoutput <- capture.output(write.csv(...))

It would be better to write directly to a text connection: see the 'file' argument to write.csv.

> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 7:34 PM, Tristan Casey <> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am relatively new to R and learning its ins and outs. As part of a website I am building, I need to read and write csv files directly from an SQL database. Basically I want to convert R variables (dataframes) into CSV format, store them as another R variable (as a properly formatted text string suitable for csv reading) and then send this to one row in a database.
>> The SQL part is fine, the problem arises because I cannot capture the output of write.csv! It posts to the terminal when file="" is used, however I also want to store it. Does anyone have any ideas?
>> Thanks in advance!

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