[R] How to read a text table? A bit of trouble with Using R - An Introduction
baron at cattell.psych.upenn.edu
Tue Feb 27 12:29:39 CET 2001
> Ok...So I actually *typed* the table with WordPad, using the Tab button
>in order to separate the columns, and saved it in rich text format. As you
>might have guessed, it didn´t work. I got a:
> Error in count.fields(file, sep, quote, skip, blank.lines.skip) :
> string terminated by newline or EOF
RTF is not what is meant by text. What I am writing is text.
Your email is almost text (perhaps even legal). Look at the RTF
file itself in an editor such as Emacs or (ugh) Notepad. I don't
know if Wordpad can even make text, although I think it can.
> I cut and pasted austpop.R text content and saved it as...austpop.txt in
>my working directory.
> Then, I went for the kill :-)
> > austpop <- read.table("C:/R/austpop.txt", header=T)
> but it read:
>  9 11 11 12 12 15 14 15 11 14 15 16
>Error in read.table("C:/R/austpop.txt", header = T) :
> all rows must have the same length.
The instructions you quoted said to use source() rather than
read.table(). I have not tried it, but that may be worth a try.
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