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R Data Visualization Cookbook by Atmajitsinh Gohil

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Exporting data in R

Once we have processed our data, we need to save it to an external device or send it to our colleagues. It is possible to export data in R in many different formats.

How to do it…

To export data from R, we can use the write.table() function. Please note that R will export the data to our current directory or the folder we have assigned using the setwd() function:

write.table(data, "mydata.csv", sep=",")

How it works…

The first argument in the write.table() function is the data in R that we would like to export. The second argument is the name of the file. We can export data in the .xls or .txt format, simply by replacing the mydata.csv file extension with mydata.txt or mydata.xls in the write.table() function.

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