[R] open file by browsing

Till Baumgaertel till.baumgaertel at epost.de
Thu Jun 28 07:09:47 CEST 2001

> Is there a way to open a file by browsing (instead of writing filename 
> and path). 
if you want to load a data-file into a data.frame you could do:
data <- read.table( file.choose(), sep=",");

of course, this reuqires you to know your file-format. 
in the above example you had a comma-delimited ascii-file.

there is no function which can be used for data-import without knowing the
fileformat and no "spss-like" import-function. (correct me if i'm wrong


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