[R] Import fixed-format ascii file with mixed record types
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Mon Feb 1 19:01:48 CET 2010
On Feb 1, 2010, at 11:40 AM, trece por ciento wrote:
> I need to import several ascii files in fixed format with two
> different record types. The data comes from European Labor Force
> Surveys, wich is a household survey. The first record type is for
> people over 16 years, and the second much sorter is for people aged
> 15 or less (this record has a filler with several blanks to get the
> same record length).
> The files tipically have 160000 records, with 176 characters per
> record, the data is numeric, corresponding to 102 variables, mostly
> integers (seven variables have two decimals). My opertating system
> is Windows XP.
> My questions:
> 1. Wich do you think is the best way to import the files into R?
> 2. Could you give me any references or examples?
There are examples in the help page.
> Thanking you in advance,
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David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT
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