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

From: ronggui <>
Date: Tue 09 May 2006 - 11:42:03 EST

I guess you use R under windows,then use \\ instead of \.

or use file.choose() to choose the file directly.

2006/5/9, <>:
> 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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