[R-SIG-Mac] Some introductory questions

peter dalgaard pd@|gd @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Sep 7 09:50:16 CEST 2020

> On 7 Sep 2020, at 07:09 , Ken Beath <ken using kjbeath.com.au> wrote:
>> On 7 Sep 2020, at 9:31 am, Mike Feher <mfeher1971 using gmail.com> wrote:
>> 4. I tried to read in a set of dummy space-delimited data saved in an
>> absolute path on my computer, but it would not work.  I tried something in
>> another path that did not have a subfolder with a space in it (I.e. I plan
>> on storing my data in a folder called “R Documents” or something similar)
>> and that didn’t work either, so I’m still wondering whether or not (a)
>> things have to be in the library location (it seems like you could
>> customize that) and (b) whether R recognizes spaces in file paths.
> Try using file.choose() to locate files using a dialog and it will return the full name. Spaces shouldn’t matter provided that everything is enclosed in quotes. Most people don’t use absolute references. They set the working directory and then just use the name of the file. See under the Misc menu. 

Also, how do you "read in" the data? Usually, read.table() or somesuch would be involved, although RStudio has an "Import data" functionality. 


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