read.00Index: Read 00Index-style Files

Description Usage Arguments Value See Also


Read item/description information from ‘00Index’-like files. Such files are description lists rendered in tabular form, and currently used for the ‘INDEX’ and ‘demo/00Index’ files of add-on packages.





the name of a file to read data values from. If the specified file is "", then input is taken from the keyboard (in this case input can be terminated by a blank line). Alternatively, file can be a connection, which will be opened if necessary, and if so closed at the end of the function call.


A character matrix with 2 columns named "Item" and "Description" which hold the items and descriptions.

See Also

formatDL for the inverse operation of creating a 00Index-style file from items and their descriptions.