What is a bzip file and how do I open a bzip file in R

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#1

I was studying about files which can be used in R and I came across a bzip file I am not able understand it and I also want to open it in R


#2

bzip is open-source file compression program. While you may have to decompress the file for viewing on your system you don’t need to change anything for loading it on R.

You can use

read.csv("filename.bz2")

You can give the arguments for sep, quote etc. as usual.