[R] data.frame

Kjetil Kjernsmo kjetil.kjernsmo at astro.uio.no
Sun Jun 17 19:04:52 CEST 2001

On Sun, 17 Jun 2001, Ricardo Gonçalves wrote:

>This is a question from a beginner. I am using R for Windows and every
>time I try to load my data set, i. e., x <- data.frame (x), I receive the
>message "object x not found".
>How can I change my work directory?

Eh, well, I don't know in Windows, but I've got a strong feeling that's
not really your problem. :-)

You see, if you don't have anything loaded that's called x, you need to
load it from disk. And if x is something that you have loaded, then it
seldom makes sense to run it through data.frame(x).

I think what you need is read.table()
For example:
x <- read.table("The-file-where-I-ve-got-my-data.dat")

Though I may have misunderstood completely your problem... :-)


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