[R] read.table and missing values - solved
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jun 19 17:29:05 CEST 2001
On Tue, 19 Jun 2001, Peter Breuer wrote:
> Thanks - everything is o.k. and working
> >You have set sep="\t", haven't you? The default separator is white space,
> >and that will swallow two tabs. The following had tabs in originally,
> This did solve the problem. I didn't set sep="\t". R read complete
> tab delimited data files nontheless and complained only when it met
> missing data.
> This confused me.
Using read.delim (same help page) might be less confusing, although I
think fill = TRUE might also cause confusion.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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