Re: [R] How to read a row dataset one by one

From: Henrik Bengtsson <hb_at_maths.lth.se>
Date: Fri 10 Jun 2005 - 19:32:06 EST

Open a connection a read line by line from that one, e.g.

myReadPrint <- function(pathname, ...) {

   con <- file(pathname, open="r")
   on.exit(close(con)) # Guarantees to close connection!

   count <- 0;
   while(TRUE) {

     line <- scan(con, sep="\t", nlines=1, fill=TRUE,
                                        quiet=TRUE, what="raw");
     # Alternatively, just...
     # line <- readLines(con, n=1)
     if (length(line) == 0)
       break;
     count <- count + 1;
     cat("read row no ", count, ",\n", sep="");
     print(line);

   }
}

See ?file for more details.

/Henrik

Clark Allan wrote:

> use a loop associated with the scan function.
> 
> for (i in 1:9)
> {
> 
> print(scan(file="c:/a.txt",sep="\t",skip=i,nlines=1,fill=T,quiet=T,what="raw"))
> }
> 
> 
> this works but there has to be a better solution
> 
> 
> 
> Jan Sabee wrote:
> 

>>Dear all,
>>How to read a row dataset one by one and then print it.
>>
>>x1 x2 x3 x4 x5 y
>>a b a c c M1
>>c b b c c M4
>>c c a c c M2
>>c a c a a M2
>>c c a a a M1
>>c a b c a M3
>>c c a b c M3
>>c a c a b M2
>>c c a b a M1
>>
>>I need a result like
>>read row no 1,
>>[1] a b a c c M1
>>read row no 2,
>>[1] c b b c c M4
>>.
>>.
>>.
>>the last row,
>>[1] c c a b a M1
>>
>>Kind regards,
>>Jan Sabee
>>
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