Re: [R] Reading contingency tables

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 19 Jan 2007 - 06:15:50 GMT

You cannot seek on a url() connection. Try downloading the file and reading it locally.

There's a bug in the function which forgets to open its temporary file: I will attend to that.

On Thu, 18 Jan 2007, Giovanni Petris wrote:

>
> I am trying to read an ftable using read.ftable, but I get the
> following error message:
>
>> jobSatTable <- read.ftable("http://definetti.uark.edu/~gpetris/stat5333/jobSatisfaction.dat",skip=2)
> Error in seek(file, where = 0) : no applicable method for "seek"
> In addition: Warning messages:
> 1: no non-missing arguments to max; returning -Inf
> 2: no non-missing arguments to max; returning -Inf
>
>
> I also tried to play with the argument col.vars, to remove blank
> lines in the file, to remove the blank in "Not
> satisfied". Unfortunately nothing worked.
>
> Can anybody give me a suggestion on how to read that table?
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Giovanni
>
> ps:
>
>> version
> _
> platform sparc-sun-solaris2.8
> arch sparc
> os solaris2.8
> system sparc, solaris2.8
> status
> major 2
> minor 4.1
> year 2006
> month 12
> day 18
> svn rev 40228
> language R
> version.string R version 2.4.1 (2006-12-18)
>
>

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