[R] R help for a newby

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Nov 14 01:16:16 CET 2000

ben at zoo.ufl.edu writes:

>   I don't actually think there's an easy way to do this; an alternate way
> might be to reformat your data either with fixed-width fields (read.fwf())
> or with separator characters.  

..or add NA values to fill the rows with missing observations.

> If you insist, though, here is a (probably
> overly convoluted) way of doing what I think you want.  I would welcome
> suggestions for making this more efficient or understandable.

In the development version, scan and read.table now have a fill= argument...

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