[Rd] Unable to read.table with > 256? columns (PR#649)

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Thu, 31 Aug 2000 07:28:03 +0200 (MET DST)

Full_Name: Mark Smucker
Version: 1.0.1
OS: Windows NT 4 sp 6
Submission from: (NULL) (

I'm trying to read in a large matrix (800 x 800 or bigger)
and R prints an error telling me that my rows are not
all the same length.  I've double checked the text file
using gawk and it tells me that they are all the same.

When I pair it down to 247 x 247, then it works, but not
when I have 289 x 289.  I'm guesing that there is some
hardcoded 256 column limit, but I could be wrong.

Otherwise, I'm loving R.  Thank you so much!


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