[R] Uploading into R

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 16:23:35 CET 2012

On 12-02-03 8:00 AM, carlb1 wrote:
> Hi
> I am just starting out in R and im trying to upload some data into it. I
> have saved a small file from excel as a .txt file in the working directory i
> am using in a folder of the same name as the .txt file. When i write the
> function to open it I keep getting this message
>> snow<-read.table("working directory")
> Error in file(file, "rt") : cannot open the connection
> In addition: Warning message:
> In file(file, "rt") :
>    cannot open file 'working directory': Permission denied
> I cant seem to get any help on the internet to what I am doing wrong and
> what does this mean?

If you are really using the working directory in your read.table call, 
that's wrong.  Use the file path.

The easiest way to specify a file in Windows is file.choose().

Duncan Murdoch

> any help appreciated
> C
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