[R] Reading fixed column format

Anupam Tyagi AnupTyagi at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 11 18:55:22 CEST 2006

Jason Barnhart <jasoncbarnhart <at> msn.com> writes:

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

None of these seem to read non-coniguous variables from columns; or may be I am
missing something. "read.fwf" is not meant for large files according to a post
in the archives. Thanks for the pointers. I have read the R data input and
output. Anupam.

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