[R] Reading in a dataset with uneven variable lengths

From: Owen, Jason <wowen_at_richmond.edu>
Date: Tue 03 May 2005 - 06:20:45 EST


Suppose I have a text file that I want to read into R like the following:

X	Y
649	699
657	891
714	632
849	727
721	597
791	868
874	652
405	978
	733
	549
	790

This is a simple example -- I could have a huge file with many columns of unequal lengths.

What is the best way to do it? I can't see how a data frame can be used. I checked the FAQ and did a web search on the topic but I came up empty.

Jason



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