[R-SIG-Mac] I'm new to R in a Mac. How do I specify the path in read.table()?
btupper @end|ng |rom b|ge|ow@org
Mon Feb 15 14:52:24 CET 2021
See the note at the bottom. It's liberating in many ways that R handles
the underlying details for you - use the forward slash and you'll be good
to go without regard to the platform.
I think using file.path() is the best way to go. Just do something like the
filename <- file.path("Users", "DFP", "Desktop", "Monroe319Ecoli.txt")
x <- read.table(filename)
On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 8:14 AM Parkhurst, David F. <parkhurs using indiana.edu>
> 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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