RE: [R] Read a dataset with different lengths

From: Berton Gunter <gunter.berton_at_gene.com>
Date: Tue 22 Mar 2005 - 05:09:36 EST


Without some sort of formatting or prior knowledge to indicate which fields are present and which are missing, I don't see how such a file can be properly read. With such formatting present, there are several ways. e.g. See ?read.table, ?readLines, ?scan, ?connections, ...

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> [mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Xiyan Lon
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> Subject: [R] Read a dataset with different lengths
>
> Dear useR again,
> How can I read a dataset if lines in dataset did not have same
> elements (have different lengths), For example:
>
> 1 2, 4, 16, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1, 15, 5, 1, 1, 14, 1, 1
> 2 2, 13, 5, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1, 15, 5, 1, 1, 14, 1, 1
> 3 4, 5, 11, 1, 1, 6, 1, 1, 5, 14, 1, 1, 15, 1, 1
> 4 2, 5, 9, 1, 1, 14, 1, 1, 8, 16, 1, 1, 13, 1, 1
> 5 3, 7, 14, 1, 1, 14, 1, 1, 5, 21, 1, 1, 8, 1, 1
> 6 6, 3, 1, 12, 1, 1, 5, 8, 1, 1, 15, 1, 1
> 7 6, 3, 1, 11, 1, 1, 10, 7, 1, 1, 21, 1, 1
> 8 21, 20, 9, 1, 1, 6, 1, 1, 13, 10, 1, 1, 1
> 9 5, 7, 21, 1, 1, 13, 1, 1, 14, 2, 1, 1, 6, 1, 1
> 10 8, 14, 10, 1, 1, 5, 1, 1, 10, 5, 1, 1, 5, 1, 1
> 11 5, 20, 17, 1, 1, 19, 1, 1, 14, 7, 1, 1, 6, 1, 1
> 12 7, 4, 11, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 5, 13, 1, 1, 14, 1, 1
> 13 7, 14, 13, 1, 1, 6, 1, 1, 13, 16, 1, 1, 17, 1, 1
> 14 7, 14, 5, 1, 1, 5, 1, 1, 5, 17, 1, 1, 17, 1, 1
> 15 3, 9, 12, 1, 1, 18, 1, 1, 6, 1, 4, 1, 1
> 16 7, 10, 5, 1, 1, 12, 1, 1, 5, 17, 1, 1, 13, 1, 1
> 17 12, 8, 16, 1, 1, 5, 1, 1, 8, 10, 1, 1, 14, 1, 1
> 18 5, 11, 7, 1, 1, 5, 1, 1, 18, 13, 1, 1, 17, 1, 1
> 19 7, 13, 8, 1, 1, 14, 1, 1, 5, 17, 1, 1, 13, 1, 1
> 20 7, 18, 21, 1, 1, 16, 1, 1, 5, 17, 1, 1, 13, 1, 1
>
> I know that in BioC package rmutil have a function (read.list) to
> handle different lengths sets of lines but it did not work.
> > library(rmutil)
> Error in library(rmutil) : 'rmutil' is not a valid package --
> installed < 2.0.0?
> >
>
> Are there any others function to handle this.

>
> Best regards
> Xiyan Lon
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