[R] Help with reading data
AlessandroSemeria at cramont.it
Mon Mar 17 12:47:22 CET 2003
'The bizarre thing is this error comes from using read.table'
Not bizarre, read.table is a R-function built with the R-function scan
(you can look the code simply by command read.table at the R-prompt).
'Error in scan("tree.dat") : "scan" expected a real, got "<!DOCTYPE"'
Obviously read.table is not able to read every data file (please look at
the help for read.table and at doc/Manual/R-data.pdf).
"DOCTYPE" is something by MS-Word file, instead to make use of scan (more
fast) or read.table you need
a flat ASCII file (i.e., trivial, you make a data sheet with some
spreadsheet, Excell, and save it as separeted by tab .txt)
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