[R] Reading fixed column format

From: Anupam Tyagi <AnupTyagi_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Mon 11 Sep 2006 - 15:26:04 GMT

How can I read fixed column data (without a delimiter) from a large ASCII file directly into R? I want to read non-contiguous variables. I am trying to avoid reading it first into a DBMS and then choosing the variables. I would perfer to format and label it along while reading if possible. Something like what STATA does with dictionary. Anupam.

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