[R] Ignore text when reading data

beyar bxx at mailinator.com
Thu Jan 29 01:45:41 CET 2009


Hi,
I have tab delimited text files containing numerical data,
like below, but many more columns.

As you can see, the first few lines are heading and file data.  I need to
skip these lines.  2 lines above where the numbers start is what I want to
use as my header rows.  I then want to ignore the next line (containing
units) and start importing data.  

The header row repeats.  i want to ignore the blank rows and text in the
data and then continue reading.  Is there an easy way to do this?  

thanks
Beyar


-------------------------
main data file - file 1
by mr x
etc


Time	out1	
Sec	mm
0.82495117	-0.020977303
1.3554688	-0.059330709
1.826416	-0.021419302
2.3295898	-0.051521059
2.8347168	-0.020661414


Time	out1	
Sec	mm
3.8679199	-0.000439643
4.3322754	-0.063477799
4.8015137	-0.024581354
5.3286133	-0.067487299
5.8212891	-0.011978489

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