[R] Using read.csv() to import data
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Tue Apr 26 04:53:46 CEST 2016
What about converting your anova results in R back into csv or excel?
From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com>
To: Jason Hernandez <jason.hernandez74 at yahoo.com>; "r-help at r-project.org" <r-help at r-project.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2016 2:05 PM
Subject: Re: [R] Using read.csv() to import data
On 24/04/2016 4:30 PM, Jason Hernandez via R-help wrote:
> I am just beginning to learn R, using _R for Dummies_ by Andrie de Vries and Joris Meys. I am using Windows 7, and RGui (64-bit) version 3.0.2. I have reached the chapter on "Getting Data Into and Out of R." But the code they use for importing data doesn't seem to be working for me.
> Their example is:> elements <- read.csv(file.path("f:", "elements.csv"))
> Since I don't have any such file, I am trying to use a file I have. I went to Excel, brought up my file titled JPH_data, and saved it as .csv (comma delineated) on my main hard drive C:
> Then I entered:> mammals <- read.csv(file.path("C:", "JPH_data.csv"))
> I got the following:Error in file(file, "rt") : cannot open the connection
> In addition: Warning message:
> In file(file, "rt") :
> cannot open file 'C:/JPH_data.csv': No such file or directory
> Aside from the obvious (how can it say "no such file or directory" when I just saved one such?), the "cannot open the connection" is also unexpected. What am I doing wrong here?
> Jason Hernandezno current affiliation
By far the easiest ways to enter Windows file paths are using the
file.choose() and choose.files() functions. Do something like
filename <- file.choose() # navigate to the file
mammals <- read.csv(filename)
and you should be fine. The file.choose() function works on all
platforms; choose.files() works only on Windows (and has more options,
including allowing multiple files to be chosen).
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