[R] read a file of text with read.table

Rui Barradas ruipbarradas at sapo.pt
Thu Jun 26 10:45:15 CEST 2014


Try using option stringsAsFactors = FALSE.

Hope this helps,

Rui Barradas

On 26/06/2014 09:32, carol white wrote:
> It might be a primitive question but I have a file of text and there is no separator between character on each line and the strings on each line have the same length. The format is like the following
> absfjdslf
> jfdldskjff
> jfsldfjslk
> When I read the file with read.table("myfile",colClasses = "character"), instead of putting the strings in a table of number of rows x length of string, read.table saves the file in a table of number of rows x 1 and each element seems to be a factor. Why does read.table not account for  colClasses = "character"?
> thanks,
> Carol
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