Re: [R] Hyper-elegant code to get a text file, transpose it, and write it

From: Alberto Monteiro <albmont_at_centroin.com.br>
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2008 10:07:03 -0200

Uwe Ligges wrote:
>
>> Of course this is a trivial task:
>>
>> text.in <- readLines(file.in)
>> matrix.in <- strsplit(text.in, "[ \t]+")
>
> You probably want
>
> write.table(t(read.table(file.in)), file = file.out, row.names =
> FALSE, col.names = FALSE)
>
Unfortunately, it doesn't work. In fact, read.table(file.in) returns an error:

Erro em scan(file, what, nmax, sep, dec, quote, skip, nlines, na.strings, :   linha 1 não tinha 1362 elementos

which means
  line 1 does not have 1362 elements

(whatever that means!)

Alberto Monteiro



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