Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Tue Jul 4 12:28:51 CEST 2006

On 7/4/2006 2:22 AM, Rashmi Pant wrote:
> Hi 
>   I am a beginner with R.
>   I have been trying to import a tab delimited excel file but i get the following error message
>   > file.show('C:\Documents and Settings\stats\Desktop\SUMI\plasma2.txt')

R treats backslashes ("\") as escape characters.  It's easier just to 
use forward slashes, i.e. c:/Documents..., and easiest of all is to use 
the function file.choose() which pops up a file selection dialog.

Duncan Murdoch

> Warning message:
> file.show(): file 'C:Documents and SettingsstatsDesktopSUMIplasma2.txt' does not exist 
>  I have understood the programming part but i cannot go ahead unless i have imported the file. I have consulted the R-help archive without success.
>   Any help will be appreciated
>   Thanks in advance
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