[R] reading data

Ashta sewashm at gmail.com
Wed Jun 14 22:09:53 CEST 2017

Hi Jim,
With a little  dig on my side , I have found the issue as to why the
script is skipping that file. The file is "ISO-8859 text, with CRLF
line terminators"

The file should be ASCII and I changed using  dos2unix  and CRLF line
terminators is eliminated but still I am not reading it. How can I
read those files  with "ISO-8859 text"?

On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 7:20 PM, jim holtman <jholtman at gmail.com> wrote:
> You need to provide reproducible data.  What does the file contain?  Why are
> you using 'sep=' when reading fixed format.  You might be able to attach the
> '.txt' to your email to help with the problem.  Also you did not state what
> the differences that you are seeing.  So help us out here.
> Jim Holtman
> Data Munger Guru
> What is the problem that you are trying to solve?
> Tell me what you want to do, not how you want to do it.
> On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 5:09 PM, Ashta <sewashm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am using R to extract  data on a regular basis.
>> However, sometimes using the same script and the same data I am
>> getting different observation.
>> The library I am using and how I am reading  it is as follows.
>> library(stringr)
>> namelist <- file("Adress1.txt",encoding="ISO-8859-1")
>> Name <- read.fwf(namelist,
>> colClasses="character", skip=2,sep="\t",fill=T,
>>                           width =c(2,8,1,1,1,1,1,1,9,5)+1,col.names=ccol)
>> Can some one suggest me how track the issue?
>> Is it the library issue or Java issue?
>> May I read as free format instead of fixed format?
>> Thank you in advance
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