[R] reading non-existent files

Christian.Stratowa@vie.boehringer-ingelheim.com Christian.Stratowa at vie.boehringer-ingelheim.com
Tue Jan 28 16:04:06 CET 2003

Dear R-experts

I would like to read all files from a directory, the files have names
"myname0001.txt" etc. I paste the directory plus file names and
use "read.delim()".
My problem is that some file names are missing, so I get an error
and my program stops.
Is there a way to check for a null pointer analogous to C, so that
I can simply skip non-existent filenames?

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to the R-help list.

Thank you in advance
Best regards
Christian Stratowa

Christian Stratowa, PhD
Boehringer Ingelheim Austria
Dept NCE Lead Discovery - Bioinformatics
Dr. Boehringergasse 5-11
A-1121 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: ++43-1-80105-2470
Fax: ++43-1-80105-2683
email: christian.stratowa at vie.boehringer-ingelheim.com

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