[R] Separator with " | " for read.table

From: Gundala Viswanath <gundalav_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 10:11:53 +0900


I have the following data file to be parsed and captured as a data frame:


1007_s_at | DDR1 | discoidin domain receptor tyrosine kinase 1 | protein-coding
1053_at | RFC2 | replication factor C (activator 1) 2, 40kDa | protein-coding
117_at | HSPA6 | heat shock 70kDa protein 6 (HSP70B') | protein-coding

In particular it is separated by " | " , namely - space, bar, space. However I tried this without avail:

geneinfo <- read.table("mydata.txt", sep=" | ", comment.char="\#") print(geneinfo)

I also tried with sep= "|", it gave a wrong parsing. Please advice.

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