readBinFragments

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Reads binary data from disjoint sections of a connection or a file

Reads binary data from disjoint sections of a connection or a file.

Keywords
IO
Usage
## S3 method for class 'default':
readBinFragments(con, what, idxs=1, origin=c("current", "start"), size=NA, ..., verbose=FALSE)
Arguments
con
A connection or the pathname of an existing file.
what
A character string or an object specifying the the data type (mode()) to be read.
idxs
A vector of (non-duplicated) indices or a Nx2 matrix of N from-to index intervals specifying the elements to be read. Positions are either
origin
A character string specify whether the indices in argument idxs are relative to the "start" or the "current" position of the file/connection.
size
The size of the data type to be read. If NA, the natural size of the data type is used.
...
Additional arguments passed to readBin().
verbose
A logical or a Verbose object.
Value

See Also

writeBinFragments().

Aliases
  • readBinFragments.default
  • readBinFragments
Examples
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# Create a data file
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data <- 1:255
size <- 2
pathname <- tempfile("exampleReadBinFragments")
writeBin(con=pathname, data, size=size)


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# Read and write using index vectors
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cat("Read file...
")
# Read every 16:th byte in the file
idxs <- seq(from=1, to=255, by=16)
x <- readBinFragments(pathname, what="integer", size=size, signed=FALSE, idxs=idxs)
stopifnot(identical(x, data[idxs]))
print(x)
# Read every 16:th byte in a connection starting with the 6th.
idxs <- idxs + 5L;
x <- readBinFragments(pathname, what="integer", size=size, signed=FALSE, idxs=idxs)
stopifnot(identical(x, data[idxs]))
print(x)
cat("Read file...done
")

cat("Write file...
")
# Update every 16:th byte in the file
idxs <- seq(from=1, to=255, by=16)
x0 <- data[idxs]
writeBinFragments(pathname, idxs=idxs, rev(x0), size=size)
x <- readBinFragments(pathname, what="integer", size=size, signed=FALSE, idxs=idxs)
print(x)
stopifnot(identical(rev(x0), x))

# Update every 16:th byte in the file
idxs <- seq(from=1, to=255, by=16)
writeBinFragments(pathname, idxs=idxs, rev(x), size=size)
x <- readBinFragments(pathname, what="integer", size=size, signed=FALSE, idxs=idxs)
print(x)
stopifnot(identical(x0, x))

# Assert everything is as expected
# Read the complete file
x <- readBin(pathname, what="integer", size=size, signed=FALSE, n=length(data))
stopifnot(identical(x, data))
cat("Write file...done
")


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# Ditto but via a connection
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cat("Read connection...
")
# Read every 16:th byte in a connection
con <- file(pathname, open="rb")
idxs <- seq(from=1, to=255, by=16)
x <- readBinFragments(con, what="integer", size=size, signed=FALSE, idxs=idxs)
stopifnot(identical(x, data[idxs]))
print(x)

# Read every 16:th byte in a connection starting with the 6th.
idxs <- idxs + 5L;
x <- readBinFragments(con, what="integer", size=size, signed=FALSE, idxs=idxs, origin="start")
stopifnot(identical(x, data[idxs]))
print(x)
close(con)
cat("Read connection...done
")


# Update every 16:th byte in a connection
cat("Write connection...
")
con <- file(pathname, open="r+b")
idxs <- seq(from=1, to=255, by=16)
x0 <- data[idxs]
writeBinFragments(pathname, idxs=idxs, rev(x0), size=size)
x <- readBinFragments(pathname, what="integer", size=size, signed=FALSE, idxs=idxs)
print(x)
stopifnot(identical(rev(x0), x))

# Update every 16:th byte in the file
idxs <- seq(from=1, to=255, by=16)
writeBinFragments(pathname, idxs=idxs, rev(x), size=size)
x <- readBinFragments(pathname, what="integer", size=size, signed=FALSE, idxs=idxs, origin="start")
print(x)
stopifnot(identical(x0, x))

close(con)

# Assert everything is as expected
# Read the complete file
x <- readBin(pathname, what="integer", size=size, signed=FALSE, n=length(data))
stopifnot(identical(x, data))
cat("Write connection...done
")


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file.remove(pathname)
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