SEMson SEMson - 1 month ago 8
R Question

How can i save a list to a file and read it in again (in R)?

I´ve estimated a model with the poLCA-package in R and want to save the starting values to a file, so i can re-estimate exactly the same model anytime.

This is a list of starting values for one model:

List of 8
$ : num [1:2, 1:6] 0.219 0.193 0.16 0.193 0.184 ...
$ : num [1:2, 1:6] 0.0731 0.2054 0.228 0.144 0.2028 ...
$ : num [1:2, 1:6] 0.0396 0.0965 0.0286 0.1494 0.1609 ...
$ : num [1:2, 1:6] 0.20998 0.173634 0.105792 0.000588 0.06236 ...
$ : num [1:2, 1:6] 0.163 0.19 0.167 0.178 0.246 ...
$ : num [1:2, 1:6] 0.1602 0.1438 0.1963 0.0848 0.2218 ...
$ : num [1:2, 1:6] 0.0298 0.3022 0.2179 0.094 0.0228 ...
$ : num [1:2, 1:6] 0.0167 0.2444 0.3257 0.1298 0.3652 ...


And these are all its values:

> starting.values

[[1]]
[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5] [,6]
[1,] 0.2188410 0.1602971 0.18446855 0.002413188 0.1841924 0.2497878
[2,] 0.1927328 0.1926757 0.04098356 0.104583224 0.1583117 0.3107131

[[2]]
[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5] [,6]
[1,] 0.07310624 0.2280248 0.2027862 0.2274362 0.03105063 0.2375959
[2,] 0.20535603 0.1439554 0.1869197 0.1317791 0.20698352 0.1250063

[[3]]
[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5] [,6]
[1,] 0.03955110 0.02855405 0.1609203 0.3375032 0.15405189 0.2794195
[2,] 0.09650825 0.14942635 0.1016048 0.2445582 0.07646363 0.3314387

[[4]]
[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5] [,6]
[1,] 0.2099798 0.1057921697 0.06235958 0.06833102 0.2474372 0.3061002
[2,] 0.1736344 0.0005879314 0.06184313 0.36905589 0.2575882 0.1372904

[[5]]
[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5] [,6]
[1,] 0.1631299 0.1672565 0.2460589 0.2199485 0.1620184 0.04158786
[2,] 0.1900245 0.1777367 0.1136598 0.1576786 0.1147886 0.24611175

[[6]]
[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5] [,6]
[1,] 0.1601707 0.19628931 0.2217799 0.1985856 0.1961983 0.02697623
[2,] 0.1437703 0.08483575 0.3475932 0.1029784 0.2134874 0.10733507

[[7]]
[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5] [,6]
[1,] 0.0297938 0.21786564 0.02278498 0.2173179 0.28299340 0.2292443
[2,] 0.3021657 0.09397824 0.16714915 0.3072889 0.02752554 0.1018925

[[8]]
[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5] [,6]
[1,] 0.01670364 0.3256942 0.3652010 0.1620259 0.1111144 0.01926083
[2,] 0.24443214 0.1297942 0.3064312 0.1105086 0.1461748 0.06265905


First i thought, that i can convert the list to a dataframe and save it as a .csv-file. But i don´t know, how i would read-in this file to have exactly the same list, that i get from the model.
I already looked around stackoverflow, but didn´t find the answer to my question. I don´t mind if the file would be .csv, .txt or if it´s one file or many. I´m sorry, if i can´t offer any more ideas or code for my question. I don´t know where to start.
Thank you for your help!

Answer
save(starting.values, file="fname.RData")
?save

Allows you to save one or more R objects to a single file.

Load with

load("fname.RData")
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