[R] Error reading a table

From: <naw3_at_duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 12:00:27 -0400


Hi,

I get the following error when I try to read in a CSV file:

> Path<-read.table('MetaCycSample2.csv',sep=',', header=FALSE)
Error in scan(file, what, nmax, sep, dec, quote, skip, nlines, na.strings, :   line 17 did not have 5 elements

Some of the rows have more columns than others. Also when I try the read.csv command, the very last column, which only has one cell with a value, doesn't get read, so that last cell is lost.

How can I fix this?

Thanks,
-Nina



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