[R-SIG-Mac] I'm new to R in a Mac. How do I specify the path in read.table()?

Peter West pbw @end|ng |rom pbw@|d@@u
Mon Feb 15 14:29:48 CET 2021


I thought I saw advice on this issue already that noted you could not use backslashes in file paths on a Mac. Have you tried with “/Users/DFP/Desktop/Monroe319Ecoli.txt”?  Do you come from a Windows background?

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> On 30 Jan 2021, at 6:25 am, Parkhurst, David F. <parkhurs using indiana.edu> wrote:
> I�ve tried for over an hour to figure this out with no luck.  I�ve moved the text file (created from excel) to the desktop to simplify the path.  If I click on the file and ask Get Info, it lists �Where� as  iCloud Drive > Desktop.  If I copy that to the clipboard and paste that into a read.table command in the R interface, it comes up as /Users/DFP/Desktop.  But if I try read.table("\\Users\\DFP\\Desktop\\Monroe319Ecoli.txt"), I get No such file or directory.  How can I get that file into a data frame?

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