Binary File in R

we can read and write a binary file in R. A file that contains information present only in the form of bits and bytes (0 and 1) is called a binary file. A binary file is not readable by humans.

The data generated by the other programs need to be processed by R as a binary file sometimes. Two functions are used to create and read binary file in R writeBin() and readBin() functions:

Writing the Binary File in R

We read the data frame “mtcars” as a csv file and then write it as a binary file to the operating system.

Reading the Binary File

The binary file created above stores all the data as continuous bytes. You will read it by choosing the appropriate values of the column names and the column values.


Binary File in R