[R] file.show("morley.tab") responds "NO FILE"
Jameson C. Burt
jameson at coost.com
Fri Mar 28 06:55:20 CET 2003
"An Introduction to R", Venables and Smith, Version 1.6.2 (2003-01-10)
http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-intro.pdf
has in its "Appendix A: A sample session", page 81,
file.show("morley.tab")
I get the response
NO FILE morley.tab
The following "Introduction to the R Project for Statistical Computing"
www.itc.nl/~rossiter/teach/sstat14/ RIntro_ITC_2003022.pdf
comments on the same problem at the bottom of his page 5 and on page 6.
His solution is to enter the full path
file.show("/usr/lib/R/library/base/data/morley.tab")
which works but depends on your system's R.home(),
/usr/lib/R for me [my searchpaths() includes /usr/lib/R/library/base].
He then suggests the solution
data(morley)
This works, but would force a few line changes
in Appendix A of the document "An Introduction to R".
Venables and Smith's succeeding example for beginners to try has
read.table("morley.tab")
which also fails with
cannot open file `morley.tab'
I use Debian Linux version 3.0 (woody)
with installed R version 1.5.1,
r-base statistical computing language and environment
r-base-core core of statistical computing language and env
r-base-dev installation of auxiliary GNU R packages
r-base-html html docs for statistical computing system fun
r-base-latex LaTeX docs for statistical computing system fu
r-doc-html html manuals for statistical computing system
r-doc-info info manuals statistical computing system
r-doc-pdf pdf manuals for statistical computing system
r-gnome Gnome gui for statistical computing system
r-mathlib standalone mathematics library
r-recommended collection of recommended packages
Perhaps others don't have this same file.show("morley.tab")
problem, but if others do have this problem,
then this beginners' documentation should alter a couple lines
on page 81.
--
Jameson C. Burt, NJ9L Fairfax, Virginia, USA
jameson at coost.com http://www.coost.com
(202) 690-0380 (work)
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