write_csv_chunkwise {chunked}R Documentation

Write chunks to a csv file

Description

Writes data to a csv file chunk by chunk. This function must be just in conjunction with read_csv_chunkwise. Chunks of data will be read, processed and written when this function is called. For writing to a database use insert_chunkwise_into.

Usage

write_csv_chunkwise(
  x,
  file = "",
  sep = ",",
  dec = ".",
  col.names = TRUE,
  row.names = FALSE,
  ...
)

write_csv2_chunkwise(
  x,
  file = "",
  sep = ";",
  dec = ",",
  col.names = TRUE,
  row.names = FALSE,
  ...
)

write_table_chunkwise(
  x,
  file = "",
  sep = "\t",
  dec = ".",
  col.names = TRUE,
  row.names = TRUE,
  ...
)

Arguments

x

chunkwise object pointing to a text file

file

file character or connection where the csv file should be written

sep

field separator

dec

decimal separator

col.names

should column names be written?

row.names

should row names be written?

...

passed through to read.table

Value

chunkwise object (chunkwise), when writing to a file it refers to the newly created file, otherwise to x.

Examples

# create csv file for demo purpose
in_file <- file.path(tempdir(), "in.csv")
write.csv(women, in_file, row.names = FALSE, quote = FALSE)

#
women_chunked <-
  read_chunkwise(in_file) %>%  #open chunkwise connection
  mutate(ratio = weight/height) %>%
  filter(ratio > 2) %>%
  select(height, ratio) %>%
  inner_join(data.frame(height=63:66)) # you can join with data.frames!

# no processing done until
out_file <- file.path(tempdir(), "processed.csv")
women_chunked %>%
  write_chunkwise(file=out_file)

head(women_chunked) # works (without processing all data...)

iris_file <- file.path(tempdir(), "iris.csv")
write.csv(iris, iris_file, row.names = FALSE, quote= FALSE)

iris_chunked <-
  read_chunkwise(iris_file, chunk_size = 49) %>% # 49 for demo purpose
  group_by(Species) %>%
  summarise(sepal_length = mean(Sepal.Length), n=n()) # note that mean is per chunk


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