[R] Error in file(file, "r")

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Mon Mar 17 18:41:22 CET 2003

Chisolm, Barbara wrote:
> Hello,
> I am a new user of R, and I am not able to read/scan external files.  I am
> working in a Linux environment.  I have read through the R FAQ and documents
> and have not been successful using the recommendations.  Below are several
> scripts I've used and the error messages. .  
> I've cc'd Brandon Whitcher because it was recommended in another FAQ.   I
> read that this is a bug that occurs on Windows.   Is there is a patch/fix
> that I can use?  I'd appreciate any help with this problem.
> Thnx,
> Barbara Chisolm
> Test2 <- scan("C:\\bac\\TestData2")
> Error in file(file, "r") : cannot open file `C:\bac\TestData2

You told us you are on Linux, but C:\bac\TestData2 does look like a 
Windows environment!

> Error in file(file, "r") : cannot open file `J:/bac/R/TestDataWord.txt'
> Error in setwd(dir) : cannot change working directory

If all these files / paths do exist: Which version of R / Windows are 
you using?

Uwe Ligges

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