[R] Reading data from "clipboard"

From: R_xprt_wannabe <r_xprt_wannabe_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Tue 29 Mar 2005 - 06:40:33 EST

Dear List,

As a way to learn R, I am trying out some of the examples shown in the Reference Cards.

I use the following to read a column of numbers from Excel:

x <- read.delim("clipboard")

My questions are:

  1. Why is it that the first number is omitted from the selected data range? How do I tell R to pick up the first number as part of the entire selection?
  2. The next thing I want to do once my data are read in the way described above is

y <- ppoints(sort(x))

but I get the following:

Error in sort(x): 'x' must be atomic

What does 'atomic' mean in this context? How do I make 'x' atomic?

3. While I understand there are other ways to accomplish the same thing, I seem to recall there is a way to invoke within R a spreadsheet-like window for data input, but I can't seem to locate the command for the life of me.

Any help is appreciated.

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