Re: [R] What is wrong with this input

From: Petr Pikal <petr.pikal_at_precheza.cz>
Date: Fri 29 Sep 2006 - 07:07:38 GMT


Hi

>From Faq

7.8 How do file names work in Windows?
As R uses C-style string handling, \ is treated as an escape character, so that for example one can enter a newline as \n. When you really need a \, you have to escape it with another \.

Thus, in filenames use something like "c:\\data\\money.dat". You can also replace \ by / ("c:/data/money.dat").

HTH
Petr

On 28 Sep 2006 at 23:16, David Kaplan wrote:

Date sent:      	Thu, 28 Sep 2006 23:16:23 -0500
From:           	David Kaplan <dkaplan@education.wisc.edu>
To:             	r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject:        	[R] What is wrong with this input

> I can't seem to figure out why I'm getting this error. The output is
> copied right off the screen. Notice how in some cases the back slash
> is missing. In other cases, it can't read a file that I know is
> there.
>
> Thanks in advance
>
>
>
> > library(foreign)
> > hrout <- read.spss("c:\\hrab200.sav")
> Error in read.spss("c:\\hrab200.sav") : unable to open file
> > library(foreign)
> > hrout <- read.spss("C:\Documents and Settings\David Kaplan\My
> Documents\Baseball\Baseball Research\hr time series paper\new time
> series hr paper\hrab200.sav") Error in read.spss("C:Documents and
> SettingsDavid KaplanMy DocumentsBaseballBaseball Researchhr time
> series paper\new time series hr paperhrab200.sav") :
> unable to open file
> > library(foreign)
> > hrout <- read.spss("C:\Documents and Settings\David Kaplan\My
> Documents\hrab200.sav"} Error: syntax error in "hrout <-
> read.spss("C:\Documents and Settings\David Kaplan\My
> Documents\hrab200.sav"}"
> > hrout <-read.spss("C:\\Documents and Settings\David Kaplan\My
> Documents\hrab200.sav") Error in read.spss("C:\\Documents and
> SettingsDavid KaplanMy Documentshrab200.sav") :
> unable to open file
>
>
>
> --
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> University of Wisconsin - Madison Educational Sciences, Room 1061 1025
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>
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Petr Pikal
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