[R] about read txt file

linda.s samrobertsmith at gmail.com
Thu Mar 23 11:26:41 CET 2006

On 3/23/06, Cuvelier Etienne <ecu at info.fundp.ac.be> wrote:
> 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
> E.
>  > Linda
Thank you. There are many things for me to learn by tutorial. I will
do it step by step. thanks!

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