[R] csv file with two header rows
pdalgd at gmail.com
Sat Apr 27 09:48:22 CEST 2013
On Apr 26, 2013, at 14:48 , John Kane wrote:
> I don't think so. read.csv is a striped down version of read.table. You should be able to do this with the skip option there.
You can also pass skip= to read.csv, it just passes it on to read.table. But it is not clear to me what is supposed to happen with the the double header, or what the file format in question is exactly.
It is, e.g., quite possible to do something like
hd <- read.csv(..., nrows=2)
df <- read.csv(..., skip=2, header=FALSE)
names(df) <- ... some operation on hd ...
> John Kane
> Kingston ON Canada
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>> Is there a way to use read.csv() on such a file without deleting one
>> of the header rows?
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