[R] Reading fixed column format
jasoncbarnhart at msn.com
Mon Sep 11 20:38:41 CEST 2006
These posts may be helpful.
Using scan directly may also work for you rather than read.fwf.
Also, there are posts regarding using other tools such a 'perl' or 'cut' to
prepocess the data
before reading with R. Searching the archives with those keywords should
----- Original Message -----
From: "Anupam Tyagi" <AnupTyagi at yahoo.com>
To: <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 9:55 AM
Subject: Re: [R] Reading fixed column format
> Jason Barnhart <jasoncbarnhart <at> msn.com> writes:
>> Not familiar w/ Stata, but these functions read data files and should
>> provide the functionality you wish.
> 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
> in the archives. Thanks for the pointers. I have read the R data input and
> output. Anupam.
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