[R] different between read.table and read.delim
jszhao at yeah.net
Fri Dec 23 06:13:22 CET 2016
On 2016/12/23 11:31, Sarah Goslee wrote:
> Look at the default arguments to each, especially the quote argument.
Thank you very much!
The quote and fill argument are not same for the two function. only
change quote or fill can not make read.table() work.
> 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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