[R] Problem with reading file saved in directory

William Dunlap wdun|@p @end|ng |rom t|bco@com
Sat Jun 22 02:00:58 CEST 2019

Reading the file with row.names=1 meant to make rownames out of the first
column in the text file.  Duplicate row names are not accepted.  To
diagnose, read it with row.names=NULL and see what is in the first column
(e.g., use the table function on it).

Bill Dunlap
TIBCO Software
wdunlap tibco.com

On Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 3:56 PM Spencer Brackett <
spbrackett20 using saintjosephhs.com> wrote:

> Good evening,
> I set up a working directory to read the indicated desktop file, but
> implementation of the read.file function produced the following error...
> >meth = read.table(file = "~/Vakul's GBM code/mapper.txt", sep  ="\t",
> header = T, row.names = 1)
> Error in read.table(file = "~/Vakul's GBM code/mapper.txt", sep = "\t",  :
> duplicate 'row.names' are not allowed
> In addition: Warning message:
> In scan(file = file, what = what, sep = sep, quote = quote, dec = dec,  :
>   EOF within quoted string
> What does it mean by "duplicate row names are not allowed" ? is the file I
> am attempting to access somehow not compatible? Also, how do I address the
> second part of the warning referring to what was found "In scan" ?
> Best,
> Spencer
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