# How to take out data set from r-package?

#### Ted Beginner

##### New Member
It is known that r-packages can contain data set. How (in the general case) take out this data set (to open in Excel)? If possible, please explain clearly for the beginner . P.S. As an example, one can take data set flchain available in the survival package. Thanks! (Win 7)

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#### bugman

##### Super Moderator
use the "write" function.

In this case, the dataframe "BOD" is saved as a csv file called "test.csv" and saved to my working directory.

Code:
write.csv(BOD, file="test.csv")