Re: [R] download.file()

From: Stefan Grosse <singularitaet_at_gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 18:57:46 +0100

On Tuesday 18 March 2008 06:32:18 pm Paul Evans wrote: PE> Also, is there a method/package (in R) with which I can unpack a tar file PE> programatically?

I guesses that question when I saw your tar file. Not that you not only need to un-tar but also to un-zip then several other files in that tarball.

Counter-question: is it necessary that you do all that from within R? You could manually download, untar/unzip and then read the data that will be your next problem: the files have different names and some other information then just a table ...

So unless you want to extract a lot of separate tables I think it is easier to do it manually.

Stefan

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Microeconomics
University of Erfurt

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