R How to Write a List to a TXT or CSV File (2 Examples)

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to export a list as CSV or TXT in R programming.

Example Data

example_list <- list("XYZ",     # Constructing example list
                     100:95,
                     1:5,
                     letters[3:10],
                     c("x", "LALA", "abc"))
example_list                    # Showing example list in RStudio console
# [[1]]
# [1] "XYZ"
# 
# [[2]]
# [1] 100  99  98  97  96  95
# 
# [[3]]
# [1] 1 2 3 4 5
# 
# [[4]]
# [1] "c" "d" "e" "f" "g" "h" "i" "j"
# 
# [[5]]
# [1] "x"    "LALA" "abc" 
#

Example 1: Write List to TXT File Using capture.output() Function

capture.output(example_list,    # Export as TXT file
               file = "example_list.txt")

Example 2: Write List to CSV File Using capture.output() Function

capture.output(example_list,    # Export as CSV file
               file = "example_list.csv")

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