[R] different between read.table and read.delim
sarah.goslee at gmail.com
Fri Dec 23 04:31:09 CET 2016
Look at the default arguments to each, especially the quote argument.
On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 10:24 PM, Jinsong Zhao <jszhao at yeah.net> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have a data set file, called "ecotox.rep", which is a delimited file
> separated with "|".
> When I tried to read the file with the following command,
>> df <- read.table("ecotox.rep", sep = "|", header = TRUE,
> I got the error messages:
> Error in scan(file = file, what = what, sep = sep, quote = quote, dec = dec,
> line 113 did not have 87 elements
> However, when I read the file with the following command,
>> df <- read.delim("ecotox.rep", sep = "|", header = TRUE,
> I got a correct output.
> If I understand correctly, read.delim() is just wrapped from read.table(),
> why read.delim() works, but read.table() doesn't.
> Thanks in advance.
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