[R] read.table problem
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Jan 25 09:56:23 CET 2006
Andrej Kastrin <andrej.kastrin at siol.net> writes:
> Dear R useRs,
> I have big (23000 rows), vertical bar delimited file:
> A00001|Text a,Text b, Text c|345
> A00002|Text bla|456
> Try using
> A <- read.table('filename.txt', header=FALSE,sep='\|')
> process stop at line 11975 with warning message:
> number of items read is not a multiple of the number of columns
> I have no problems with processing similar file, which is only 10000
> rows long?
> Any suggestion what's the problem here. Thank's in advance.
Well, the most obvious suspect is the file...
You might try
(There's no point in escaping the vertical bar)
Also, beware of quote symbols in the file, and possibly consider using
O__ ---- Peter Dalgaard Øster Farimagsgade 5, Entr.B
c/ /'_ --- Dept. of Biostatistics PO Box 2099, 1014 Cph. K
(*) \(*) -- University of Copenhagen Denmark Ph: (+45) 35327918
~~~~~~~~~~ - (p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk) FAX: (+45) 35327907
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