[R] dput and dget

From: Mike Prager <Mike.Prager_at_noaa.gov>
Date: Fri 16 Jul 2004 - 04:22:12 EST


I am seeking advice about dput() and dget().

We are using the ascii format supported by these functions as a way to write data from other programs that can be read into R easily. We are able to save complicated results (in the form of an R list) to a single file that can be read trivially into R or S-Plus.

My question is whether that format can be considered a safe one for medium-term (say 10 years) data storage. Assuming R is still used then (which I suppose will be true), will "dget" work with old files?

Thanks!

Mike Prager



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