[Rd] Documentation of read.table

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Mar 10 08:26:10 MET 2004

On Tue, 9 Mar 2004 kjetil at entelnet.bo wrote:

> The documentation of read.table could be a bit clearer if 
> the explanation of the argument nrows makes clear that eventual 
> header line(s) are not included.

Why would they be?  The `rows' are of the data frame, just as in

Do you want the help file to explan what a data frame is, too?

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