[R] Read in dataset without saving it

From: Paul Chatfield <p.s.chatfield_at_reading.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2010 01:38:45 -0700 (PDT)

A simple question - I have a small dataset to read in and want to copy and paste part from Excel and paste it into an R script file without creating more files saving it as a .txt/.csv and then reading that in. I want to read in 3 columns e.g.

1 2.5 3.4
1 2.3 3.1
1 2.6 3.9
2 2.9 2.8
2 2.6 2.9
2 2.7 2.9
3 2.3 3.3
3 2.4 3.0
3 2.7 3.2

I thought I could use scan() but don't know how to extend it to multiple columns? I thought about using colwise (plyr) but think I am making this more complicated than it probably should be! Is there an easy way to do this?

Any ideas gratefully received,

Paul

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