[R-SIG-Mac] import data Mac OS
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Mon May 2 16:32:34 CEST 2011
Is it possible that the columns are separated by semicolons in the file. Can you open the .csv file in a text editor? Right click and choose open with ... and use textedit or bbedit or textmate or something?
if so, if you read the help page (use ?read.csv) you will see that you can specify the separator in the command (sep=';' might work) or you could actually use the read.csv2 command (you will see that it defaults to the semicolon)
test <- read.csv2(file="~/Desktop/heightweight.csv")
another useful command that isn't always apparent to beginners is the str command, ie :
good luck again.
On 02/05/2011, at 10:22 PM, Thor Jensen wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Thanks a ton to everyone on this thread. Apologies for breaking
> posting etiquette - this was my first post.
> I got it to work using a few different suggestions, the only thing is
> the my .csv file is appearing in R as separated by semicolons. The
> column headings are separated only by a period, preventing me from
> manipulating the data. For example:
> Message d'avis :
> In read.table(file = file, header = header, sep = sep, quote = quote, :
> readTableHeader a trouvé une ligne finale incomplète dans
> 1 200;180
> 2 180;170
> 3 160;130
> 4 210;200
>  200;180 180;170 160;130 210;200
> Levels: 160;130 180;170 200;180 210;200
> I have been using the above .csv file to learn the R program before
> importing a much larger data set, some three thousand rows long.
> Thanks again for all the inputs, and if I am using the thread
> incorrectly feel free to say so. Not intending to abuse the service.
> Many thanks,
> On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 3:28 PM, Thor Jensen <thor.jsn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am unable to write a pathway to .csv files saved on my computer. I
>> can get this to work on a windows machine, but the mac returns a
>> message saying the file does not exist. Any tips on how to import
>> data on mac's? For example, the below line was unsuccesful.
>> read.csv(file="Macintosh HD:Users:ThorJ:Desktop:heightweight.csv"
>> Many thanks,
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