Re: [R] read.table

From: Weiwei Shi <helprhelp_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu 14 Jul 2005 - 07:13:10 EST

that sort of works for my purpose.

btw, is there a bettter way to get data.frame by passing around matrix(). Since I could not find data.frame() with nrow or ncol arguments. so i have to use matrix first and then as.data.frame to convert it.

is there any other (better) way?

weiwei

On 7/13/05, Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> You could use the nlines= argument to scan to read in a
> portion at a time.
>
>
>
> On 7/13/05, Weiwei Shi <helprhelp@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > add:
> > I used
> > trn<-matrix(scan('train1.dat', sep='|', na.string='.'), nrow=273529,
> ncol=195)
> >
> > it is done.
> > so it seems that I just have no patience to wait for half an hour :)
> >
> > but i still have that question:
> > is there a way to track the process if it takes too long. Could we
> > stop in the middle to see at which line it "hesitates" to move on?
> >
> > regards,
> >
> > weiwei
> >
> >
> > On 7/13/05, Weiwei Shi <helprhelp@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > I have a question on read.table.
> > >
> > > I have a dataset with 273,000 lines and 195 columns. I used the
> > > read.table to load the data into R:
> > > trn<-read.table('train1.dat', header=F, sep='|', na.strings='.')
> > > I found it takes forever.
> > >
> > > then I run 1/10 of the data (test) using read.table again. And this
> > > time it finished quickly. So, there might be something wrong in my
> > > data format causing that problem.
> > >
> > > then, my question is, is there a way in R to track at which line,
> > > something wrong occurs?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Weiwei
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Weiwei Shi, Ph.D
> > >
> > > "Did you always know?"
> > > "No, I did not. But I believed..."
> > > ---Matrix III
> > >
> >
> >
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> >
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-- 
Weiwei Shi, Ph.D

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"No, I did not. But I believed..."
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