readList: Read a List from an ASCII File

Description Usage Arguments Value Warning Author(s) See Also

View source: R/listFuns.r

Description

Read in a list previously saved to an ASCII file by various R functions such as dput, dump, and writeList. The latter can render lists in a convenient PBSmodelling format. The function readList detects the format automatically.

For information about the PBSmodelling format, see writeList.

Usage

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  readList(fname)

Arguments

fname

file name of the text file containing the list.

Value

Returns a list object from ASCII files originally formatted in one of the following ways:
"D" = created by the R functions dput or dump;
"R" = R list object that uses ‘structure’ (e.g., Windows History file);
"P" = PBS-formatted file (see writeList);
"C" = comment-delimited file (e.g., Awatea/Coleraine input files).

Warning

When importing a list in the PBSmodelling ("P") format, if two list elements share the same name, the list will import incorrectly.

Author(s)

Alex Couture-Beil, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo BC

See Also

packList, unpackList, writeList


PBSmodelling documentation built on Dec. 27, 2017, 5:03 p.m.