[R] read.table (Error in file(file, "r") : unable to open connection)

From: <David.Lowery_at_csiro.au>
Date: Tue 09 May 2006 - 11:34:15 EST


G’day,

I am trying to read in a table and am getting an error message stating that R is unable to open a connection to the file.

➢ Avonvegen<- read.table("Y:\Study Sites\Avon\nonspatial\datafiles\archive\Avon_VegEnh.dat ", sep=",", na.string="-9999", header=TRUE) Error in file(file, "r") : unable to open connection In addition: Warning message:
cannot open file 'Y:Study SitesAvon
onspatialdatafilesrchiveAvon_VegEnh.dat ', reason 'Invalid argument'
>

I have checked that the AvonVegEnh.dat is spelt correctly and has no hidden extensions. I have checked that the folder is accessible. I have moved the datafile and changed the script to try reading from the local drive with no success.

I have used the same syntax on a similar file (same field structure but different data) with no problems before and now it doesn't read either.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
david



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