Re: [R] additional error on read.table function

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon 30 Jan 2006 - 03:38:25 EST

You can use the skip= argument to skip over the indicated number of lines of junk at the beginning of your file. See ?read.table

On 1/29/06, oliver wee <islandboy1982@yahoo.com> wrote:
> hi,
>
> thanks to the feedback of some people I was able to
> solve my problem of reading data using the read.table
> function by using the file.choose function inside the
> method of the read.table function.
>
> Unfortunately, I encountered a new error message after
> I chose my file.
> After I unputted
> data = read.table(file.choose(), header = TRUE)
>
> I got an error saying:
>
> Error in scan(file = file, what = what, sep = sep,
> quote = quote, dec = dec, :
> line 1 did not have 11 elements
> In addition: Warning message:
> incomplete final line found by readTableHeader on
> 'D:\Oliver\Professional\Studies\Time Series
> Analysis\spdc2693.data.txt'
>
> my time series data looks like this...
>
> ------------
> Standard and Poor's 500 Index closing values from 1926
> to 1993.
>
> Date Index
> 260101 12.76
> 260108 12.78
> 260115 12.52
> 260122 12.45
> 260129 12.74
> 260205 12.87
> 260212 12.87
> 260219 12.74
> 260226 12.18
> 260305 11.99
> 260312 12.15
> 260319 11.64
> 260326 11.46
> ...
> (and so on)
> ----------
>
> Should I insert additional attributes besides header =
> TRUE?

>
> thanks.
>
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