[R] How to read a text table? A bit of trouble with Using R - An Introduction
john_hendrickx at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 27 13:47:01 CET 2001
Try TextPad, http://www.textpad.com/. There's an add-on for syntax
colouring for Splus, works for R as well.
--- Jonathan Baron <baron at cattell.psych.upenn.edu> wrote:
> > 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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