[R] getting started, reading listing and saving data

Jim Porzak jporzak at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 07:07:02 CET 2005

Ronnie, try


and, I also fine useful after loading

On 11/22/05, Ronnie Babigumira <r.babigumira at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear List
> I am new to R and to the list and will try best as I can be clear and
> concise. My apologies if anything I write contravenes the posting code
> on this list. I would also like to say I have run through most of the
> material on the R website before writing this email however, I am
> stuck.
> Here is what I want to do and what I have done
> 1. Read a comma seperated text file into R
> I have used read.csv and it seems to have worked
> 2. List the a few observations to make sure the right stuff came in
> I have failed to find a command that allows me to list a few
> observations and would appreciate some help on this (I have used edit
> which pops up an spreadsheet however, I would prefer a command that
> allows me to list a few observations for inspection)
> 3. Save this data as an r dataset
> I cant seem to figure this out (I tried  save(mytextfile, file =
> "myrdata") but when I try to load what I saved, I get an error message
> "Error: bad restore file magic number (file may be corrupted) -- no data loaded"
> 4. Load this r dataset and proceed to work on it
> I would appreciate some help.
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Jim Porzak
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