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Read 00Index-style Files

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.

Keywords
file, connection
Usage
read.00Index(file)
Arguments
file
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.
Value

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.

Aliases
  • read.00Index
Documentation reproduced from package tools, version 3.2.3, License: Part of R 3.2.3

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