Re: [R] Automatic creation of file names

From: Greg Snow <>
Date: Fri 23 Sep 2005 - 01:17:11 EST

Others have shown how to create a vector of names, but here are a couple of other things you might want to look at.

If you are only using these datasets within R, then you might consider not saving the data, just the random seeds, then when you need the data again you can just generate it.

Also look at the package, it provides methods for automatically saving and loading datasets.

Another option for creating filenames is the tempfile command.

hope this helps,

Greg Snow, Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center, LDS Hospital
Intermountain Health Care
(801) 408-8111

>>> "Leite,Walter" <> 09/22/05 08:21AM >>>

Dear R-Help members,

I have a question about how to save to the hard drive the one thousand datasets I generated in a simulation. The datasets are created in a "for" loop that repeatedly creates normally distributed datasets, such as the example below:
for (number in 1:1000) {

dataset = mvrnorm(n = 400, mu = c(0,0,0),

        Sigma = matrix(c(1,0.3,0.3,0.3,1,0.3,0.3,0.3,1),3,3)) }

I don't know how to write the datasets with different names to the hard
drive. I have solved the problem before by creating a list of names (file1.txt, file2.txt,file3.txt, etc...) in Microsoft Excel, reading it
to R with read.table, and using write.table to write each file with the
name I created in Excel.
I want to know if it is possible to create a list of file names automatically within R to save the datasets created in my simulation. Thank you for your help,

Walter L. Leite mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Fri Sep 23 01:36:38 2005

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