Re: [R] Reading fixed column format

From: Michael Kubovy <kubovy_at_virginia.edu>
Date: Tue 12 Sep 2006 - 09:25:09 GMT

On Sep 12, 2006, at 2:47 AM, Anupam Tyagi wrote:

> 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.

Hi Anupam,

You'll get much better help here if you're not ill-tempered. This is a group of extraordinarily helpful volunteers who owe you less than you paid for the product.

Please consider saving your data in a way that will make it easier to read into R. No program can read every dataset.



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