Re: [R] Research Notes

From: hadley wickham <h.wickham_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 08:30:10 -0500

> I wouldn't dream of using a proprietary tool with a proprietary and
> closed format for this kind of thing EVER. If you want something more
> sophisticated than my Plain Text File solution then keep a 'NOTES.tex'
> file then you can include equations and graphics. Plus it's then trivial
> to cut things out of it into your final reports and papers.

The same goes for data - storing stuff in rdata files is useful to speed things up during the course of an analysis, but I don't think it's appropriate as a long term storage format. You're better off than with SAS's format - if you need the data in 10 years time at least you'll probably be able to recompile the relevant version of R (or read the description of the rdata file) - but it's much easier to extract data out of a text based format like csv.

Hadley

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