[R-SIG-Mac] pasting from the clipboard
tomhopper @ending from gm@il@com
Mon Oct 8 02:43:05 CEST 2018
Another approach that should work cross-platform is to paste the data into
a string, then read the string using read.table():
my_str <- "<paste data here>"
my_df <- read.table(textConnection(object = my_str),
header = TRUE,
sep = "",
stringsAsFactors = FALSE)
The pasted data should have line breaks so each row is on its own line in
your script, and you'll want to adjust the parameters header and sep to
suit your data.
An example of suitable data would be:
my_str <- "T_/K Density_g/mL D2O
273 0.999841 1.10469
274 0.999900 NA
275 0.999941 NA"
On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 10:10 AM Marc Schwartz via R-SIG-Mac <
r-sig-mac using r-project.org> wrote:
> > On Oct 3, 2018, at 9:22 AM, Robert Baer <rbaer using atsu.edu> wrote:
> > My memory is that on the Mac
> > dat = read.table(file = pipe("pbpaste"), header = TRUE) # should
> allow me to paste a dataframe copied from a spreadsheet into R.
> > When I try that in RStudio 1.1.456 with R 3.5.1 on OSX 10.13.1
> > I get the message:
> > incomplete line found by readTableHeader on 'pbpaste'
> > Could anyone explain this message to me, and more importantly, tell me
> the proper way to paste a dataframe copied to the clipboard from Excel on
> the Mac?
> The default cell (field) delimiter with Excel is the TAB character, so you
> want to use something like:
> read.table(pipe("pbpaste"), sep = "\t", header = TRUE)
> Note that you will likely get a warning along the lines of what you got
> above, which I believe is due to Excel not having an EOL for the final row
> in the clipboard.
> Marc Schwartz
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