[R] problems with read.table
holzer at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Feb 10 10:06:29 CET 1999
Dear R users,
I have the following problem:
I have a table in ASCII-format, separated with commas. I can read it as
long as no field contains a comma itself. If one does, read.table doesn't
function even though that field is double-quoted.
Roth-Bernasconi,"20, ch. des Fauvettes",1212
adressen <- read.table("test.csv", header=T, sep=",")
results in an error as the comma in "20, ch. des Fauvettes" is interpreted
as a field delimiter. Playing around with read.table and also with scan I
found out that double-quotes are always interpreted as characters of their
What can I do? Thanks for any help.
Peter Holzer phone: + 41 1 632 46 34
Seminar fuer Statistik, SOL F7 fax: + 41 1 632 10 86
(Sonneggstr. 33) <holzer at stat.math.ethz.ch>
ETH (Federal Inst. Technology)
8092 Zurich http://www.stat.math.ethz.ch/~holzer/
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