[R] Read.table problem
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Feb 1 13:40:03 CET 2003
Let's try to scotch this one.
That is what happens with an unpatched build of R 1.6.2 on classic MacOS,
which has CR line endings in text files and the OS is not treating as
text-mode files (as say Windows does and many Mac applications do). It
happens only with such files and only with R 1.6.2. There is a patch on
CRAN for those who downloaded rm162 before Jan 22.
On Sat, 1 Feb 2003, Christian Schulz wrote:
> Perhaps your data entrys delimited with comma, semicolon so you have
> to use sep="," or sep=";" .
> For tab-delimited data i take read.delim.
> hope this helps.christian
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "ptremb17" <ptremb17 at po-box.mcgill.ca>
> To: "R-HELP" <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
> Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2003 3:24 AM
> Subject: [R] Read.table problem
> > Hi !
> > I am new to R, and using the MAC version onto Mac OS 9.1. My question
> > the problem I encounter when I try to read some data I have using the
> > read.table function. I always get an error of type : Error in scan(file =
> > file, what = what, sep = sep, quote = quote, dec = dec, :
> > line 1 did not have 9 elements
> > Here is my code:
> > varnames <- c("names", "symbol", "price", "displ", "gas", "weight",
> > "origin", "type")
> > cardat <- read.table("PowerMac 7300:Logiciels de
> > Statistiques:rm162:car02.txt", col.names=varnames,
> > as.is=c(F,T,F,F,F,F,F,F,F,F))
> > Can you advice me ?
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Pascale Tremblay
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