[R] Accessing data via url
ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Sat Jan 8 19:53:39 CET 2011
On 07.01.2011 19:18, John Kane wrote:
> --- 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"
>>> # but this does not?
>>> dd<- "https://sites.google.com/site/jrkrideau/home/general-stores/trees.txt"
>>> treedata<- read.table(dd, header=TRUE)
Have you ever tried to open the latter URL in a browser? It fails for me.
>>> 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,
>> ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
>> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
>> University of Oxford,
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