[R] about read txt file

Cuvelier Etienne ecu at info.fundp.ac.be
Thu Mar 23 11:24:23 CET 2006

linda.s a écrit :
 > I have txt file and use the following command to read it
 > to R:
 > z <- read.table("c:/temp/test.txt")
 > and I type z but the output is totally a mess; the test.txt is
 > strutured with the first line as the variable names and when use excel
 > to open it, all the vaules are well positioned.
  why in R it is totally
 > in a mess?
Because R needs some precision on the  data file, example:

z <- read.table("c:/temp/test.txt", header=TRUE,sep=",",na.strings="NA", 
dec=",", strip.white=TRUE)

You can also take a look at ?read.table

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