## Don’t forget the “utils” package in R

With thousands of powerful packages, it's easy to glaze over the libraries that come preinstalled with R. Thus, this post will talk about some of the cool functions in the utils package, which comes with a standard installation of R. While utils comes with several familiar functions, like read.csv, write.csv, and help, it also contains over 200 other functions. readClipboard and writeClipboard One of my favorite duo of functions from utils is readCLipboard and writeClipboard. If you're doing some manipulation to get a quick answer between R and Excel, these functions can come in handy. readClipboard reads in whatever is currently on the Clipboard. For example, let's copy a column of cells from Excel. We can now run readClipboard() in R. The result of running this command is a vector…