[R] Re ad in a file - produce independent vectors

From: jimineep <jamesrperkins_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2008 07:38:08 -0700 (PDT)

Is there a way of reading in a file in a way that each line becomes a vector: for example:

meals.txt

breakfast bacon eggs sausage
lunch sandwich apple marsbar crisps dinner chicken rice custard pie

I want to read in this file and end up with 3 different vectors, one called breakfast which contains "bacon", "eggs", sausage" One called lunch with "sandwich", "apple"... etc

So is there a way to do this with a file like this?

Or would I need to transpose the file using something like Perl? And since the vectors are not all of equal length, would I have to also increase the size of the shorter lines by adding NAs? I'm working with a file much bigger than this and this could be a bit of a bother...

Kind Regards,

Jim

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