Re: [R] (no subject)

From: Alfons Sutter <>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 04:26:31 -0700 (PDT)

Thank you! I have the origenal file in MS-Excel, I save the excel file in a txt file. In the excel file there are missing value empty places for these missing value? Do I need to replace the empty places in a symbol for missing value and could you tell me place how can I avoid this warning message?

Thank you in advance!

On 10/03/2008 6:50 AM, Alfons Sutter wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to read a text file in R! I have a warning message:
> In read.table(file = "data1.txt", header = T) : uncompleted last line of readTableHeader in 'data1.txt'

R is warning you that the file may be incomplete. In Unix, text files are supposed to always end with a newline. Windows programs often omit it on the last line. So on Unix, R is probably right to warn you, but it could well be a false positive if you're on Windows.

> Could you please tell me why? and how can I deal with missing value when I read this file?

How you deal with missing values really depends on what you want to do with the data. There's no general answer.

Duncan Murdoch

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