Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams

Reading a Large File

Suppose we have a very large dataset to score. We may not be able to load all of the data into R. One approach will be to partition the data and read blocks at a time to score and save results. The following snippet gives a hint as to how this might be done.

f <- file("hugedata.csv", "r")

skip <- 1562739
while (skip > 10000) {
   junk <- readLines(f, 10000)
   skip <- skip - 10000
junk <- readLines(f, skip)
readLines(f, 1)

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