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R in Action by Robert Kabacoff

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Appendix C. Exporting data from R

In chapter 2, we reviewed a wide range of methods for importing data into R. But there are times that you’ll want to go the other way—exporting data from R—so that data can be archived or imported into external applications. In this appendix, you’ll learn how to output an R object to a delimited text file, an Excel spreadsheet, or a statistical application (such as SPSS, SAS, or Stata).

C.1. Delimited text file

You can use the write.table() function to output an R object to a delimited text file. The format is

write.table(x, outfile, sep=delimiter, quote=TRUE, na="NA")

where x is the object and outfile is the target file. For example, the statement

write.table(mydata, "mydata.txt", sep=",")

would save the ...

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