From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Tue 04 Jul 2006 - 20:28:51 EST

On 7/4/2006 2:22 AM, Rashmi Pant wrote:
> Hi
> I am a beginner with R.
> I have been trying to import a tab delimited excel file but i get the following error message
> >'C:\Documents and Settings\stats\Desktop\SUMI\plasma2.txt')

R treats backslashes ("\") as escape characters. It's easier just to use forward slashes, i.e. c:/Documents..., and easiest of all is to use the function file.choose() which pops up a file selection dialog.

Duncan Murdoch

> Warning message:
> file 'C:Documents and SettingsstatsDesktopSUMIplasma2.txt' does not exist
> I have understood the programming part but i cannot go ahead unless i have imported the file. I have consulted the R-help archive without success.
> Any help will be appreciated
> Thanks in advance
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