[R] Help with reading data
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Mar 15 04:32:38 CET 2003
On Fri, 14 Mar 2003, Nirvan Sunderam wrote:
> everytime i try to read in data i get the following error:
> Error in scan(file = file, what = what, sep = sep, quote = quote, dec = dec, :
> line 3 did not have 5 elements
> it was my understanding it wasn't necessary to specifiy all defaults. The bizarre thing is this error comes from using read.table.
> When I use scan I get the following error:
> Error in scan("tree.dat") : "scan" expected a real, got "<!DOCTYPE"
You appear to be trying to read an HTML (or perhaps XML or SGML) file.
That's unlikely to be in any of the formats R can read. Have you
downloaded this from the web and saved in the wrong format?
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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