Re: [R] read.table() and scientific notation

From: January Weiner <>
Date: Tue 10 Oct 2006 - 11:17:54 GMT

Oh, thanks, that was hint enough :-) I see it now. I turns that R does not understand


...which stands for 1e-10 and is produced by some of the bioinformatic applications that I use (notably BLAST). However, R instead of being verbose on that just assumes that the whole column is a string.

Is there a way to enforce a specific conversion in R (for example, to be able to see where the errors are?).


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