[R] Read.table for macs
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 22 08:49:03 CET 2003
This is a known problem in R 1.6.2, the Darwin port reading MacOS
Just use the patched version, R-patched, or R 1.6.1.
On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
> It should be the same, but then I know nothing about R or Excel for Mac.
> Obvious things to check is if it is Excel or R that is the problem, i.e.
> have you tested to save your Excel data on a Mac and then tried to
> import it into R on a Windows machine and vice versa?
> When Europe wakes up they might be able to help you out if you tell them
> what version you are running. What does R.Version() say?
> Henrik Bengtsson
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: r-help-admin at stat.math.ethz.ch
> > [mailto:r-help-admin at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Hamish McCallum
> > Sent: den 22 januari 2003 16:10
> > To: R-help at lists.R-project.org
> > Subject: [R] Read.table for macs
> > Dear All,
> > I've been using R for windows for a while, without too many problems.
> > However, I'm forced to use the MAC OS system for teaching,
> > because our
> > teaching labs are mac only (not my idea!!). I have a very
> > basic problem,
> > but one that doesn't appear on the FAQs. I simply want to import data
> > from a spreadsheet. I'm using exactly what works fine on
> > Windows, namely:
> > 1 save the file from Excel as tab-delimited, say called
> > "test.txt",
> > with the variable names in the first row.
> > 2 Read in into R with
> > test<-read.table("test.txt", header=T)
> > It does weird things, especially if any variables are characters. For
> > example, it has omitted the 5th observation for the 1st variable, and
> > then appended it to the first variable name. I've tried read.csv with
> > csv files, read.delim, etc. None seem to work. Am I being
> > really silly,
> > and if so, how do you do it? Or is there an easier way to get
> > data into
> > the mac port? Or is the mac port entirely useless?
> > Can anyone out there help?
> > Thanks
> > Hamish McCallum
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> > Department of Zoology and Entomology
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> > Brisbane 4072
> > Australia
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