[R] Reading files form a server in windows
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jul 25 19:48:52 CEST 2000
On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, Thomas Lumley wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, Murray Jorgensen wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm just wondering about file name syntax.
> > Instead of
> > stuff <- read.table("e:/statcourses/stuff.dat")
> > I'd like to be able to do
> > stuff <- read.table("ptolemy/statcourses/stuff.dat")
> > or
> > stuff <- read.table("ptolemy.math.waikato.ac.nz/statcourses/stuff.dat")
> > that is, I'd like to be able to read a file from a server without
> > necessarily mounting the server as a drive letter on the PC.
> > Is that do-able?
> See help(read.table.url)
> The help page should probably be linked from help(read.table)
Thomas's answer is for an http:// server. The previous one (Uwe Ligges?)
was for a Windows neighbourhood network and seems correct: prepend //
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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