Re: [R] multiple separators in scan() functions

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 07:03:45 +0100 (BST)

On Thu, 31 Jul 2008, milton ruser wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> Is there a way of I deal with more than one kind of separators
> when reading a asc file using scan() function?
> The separators could be ":", "\t" and ";".

Yes, pre-process the file (e.g. use a pipe connection and 'tr', or read the file with readLines, edit it with gsub and then scan() from a textConnection).

>
> Kind regards
>
>
> miltinho
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