CHAPTER 3

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Input and Output

As a scripting language, R is perhaps not as flexible as Python or other languages, but as a statistical language, R provides all of the basic input and output capabilities that an average user is likely to need. In Chapter 3, you will learn how to get data into R and how to get output from R in the form and format you desire.

To prepare for our discussion of input and output, let me first remind you of some functions we have discussed and tell you about a few that we haven’t yet discussed. This will help greatly with your file management for both input and output.

Remember the functions getwd() and setwd() are used ...

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