[R] Read.table mucks up headers

S Ellison S.Ellison at LGCGroup.com
Mon Apr 14 17:53:25 CEST 2014

> But for some reason my first header comes as "?...X. ", instead of just "X".
> Can some one please tell me why? And how to fix it?

i) What were the separator characters in the original data file header row? 
ii) Your first character is not being decoded properly; check the file encoding and set accordingly?
iii) See if the offending first character(s) can sensibly be stripped before reading the file?

S Ellison

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