[R] Creating Crosstabs using a sparse table
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Wed May 5 16:18:32 CEST 2010
On May 4, 2010, at 7:57 PM, merrittr wrote:
> Hi all
> I am trying to read in a table from a survey
> and get the error below
> gr12 <- read.table("gr12.csv", header=TRUE)
> Error in scan(file, what, nmax, sep, dec, quote, skip, nlines,
> line 1 did not have 249 elements
You need to split this problem in sections, the first of which is
getting your data into R. A very useful function to look at files is
count.fields(). See what it produces with your file and also read:
... If you have missing data elements at the ends of input lines then
perhaps fill=TRUE will be helpful.
> how would I go about reading in a table of this data, I am trying to
> generate a series of crostabs after I get it in
> ie Gender vs q1 q2 q3 q4...
> Religion vs q1 q2 q3...
Solve the input problem first then table() or xtabs() as approapriate.
> any help would be appreciated
David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT
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