[R] Accessing data via url
jrkrideau at yahoo.ca
Fri Jan 7 19:18:10 CET 2011
--- On Fri, 1/7/11, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
> Subject: Re: [R] Accessing data via url
> ?read.table says
> can also be a complete URL.
> This is implemented by url(): see the section on URLs on
> its help
> page. You haven't followed the posting guide and told
> us your OS, and> what the section says does depend on the OS.
Sorry I thought I had it in my sig file . Added now.
R 2.12.0 & Windows 7
> On Thu, 6 Jan 2011, John Kane wrote:
> > # Can anyone suggest why this works
> > datafilename <- "http://personality-project.org/r/datasets/maps.mixx.epi.bfi.data"
> > person.data <-
> > # but this does not?
> > dd <- "https://sites.google.com/site/jrkrideau/home/general-stores/trees.txt"
> > treedata <- read.table(dd, header=TRUE)
> > Error in file(file, "rt") : cannot open the
> > In addition: Warning message:
> > In file(file, "rt") : unsupported URL scheme
> > # I can access both through a hyperlink in OOO Calc.
> > # Thanks
> Brian D. Ripley,
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