[R] Reading fixed column format

Jason Barnhart jasoncbarnhart at msn.com
Mon Sep 11 18:39:25 CEST 2006

Not familiar w/ Stata, but these functions read data files and should 
provide the functionality you wish.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Anupam Tyagi" <AnupTyagi at yahoo.com>
To: <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 8:26 AM
Subject: [R] Reading fixed column format

> How can I read fixed column data (without a delimiter) from a large ASCII 
> file
> directly into R? I want to read non-contiguous variables. I am trying to 
> avoid
> reading it first into a DBMS and then choosing the variables. I would 
> perfer to
> format and label it along while reading if possible. Something like what 
> does with dictionary. Anupam.
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