Re: [R] Reading fixed column format

From: Anupam Tyagi <AnupTyagi_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Tue 12 Sep 2006 - 06:47:56 GMT

Jason Barnhart <jasoncbarnhart <at> msn.com> writes:

>
> These posts may be helpful.
> http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/help/05/06/5776.html
> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2002-May/021145.html
>
> Using scan directly may also work for you rather than read.fwf.
>
> Also, there are posts regarding using other tools such a 'perl' or 'cut' to
> prepocess the data
> before reading with R. Searching the archives with those keywords should
> help.

I new user should not have to learn "perl","cut", "awk", etc simply to be able to use R. Does not make sense to me.



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