RE: [R] Reading in a dataset with uneven variable lengths

From: Francisco J. Zagmutt <gerifalte28_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Tue 03 May 2005 - 08:56:32 EST


Is it OK to have NA's? If so you can use read.table(,fill=TRUE) or read.delim(). Notice that the default in the second option is fill=TRUE.

Cheers

Francisco

>From: "Liaw, Andy" <andy_liaw@merck.com>
>To: "'Owen, Jason'" <wowen@richmond.edu>, r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
>Subject: RE: [R] Reading in a dataset with uneven variable lengths
>Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 16:24:29 -0400
>
>One possibility is to use read.fwf().
>
>Andy
>
> > From: Owen, Jason
> >
> > 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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