Re: [R] Read.table - Less rows than original data

From: Ben Bolker <bolker_at_ufl.edu>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 20:17:00 +0000 (UTC)

phoebe kong <sityeekong <at> gmail.com> writes:

> I built a 1,273,230 by 6 data set named "mydata2", it was saved in the
> following command,
>
> write.table(mydata2, "mydata2.txt", row.name=F,col.name=T,quote=F,sep="\t")
>
> The next day I read in above saved text file into R,
>
> temp<-read.table("mydata2.txt",header=T,sep="\t",na.strings="NA")
>
> However, the dimension of "temp" is 636,615 X 6.

  A long shot: do you by any chance have any "#" characters in your data set? If they all occurred for the first time in column number 636,616 that would produce the observed problem. If so, set comment.char="".

  Does this happen if you generate a random data set?

  Ben Bolker



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