[R] reading in data contingent upon a character at col 1
xyzzy at speakeasy.org
Tue Nov 13 23:28:15 CET 2001
On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Patrick E. McKnight wrote:
> necessarily want to read in. Use of tr, sed, awk or any other unix command
> line utilities would not be suitable for this application.
If you could use awk, it would work just fine for this. Tell R
to open a pipe..
scan( pipe("awk '!/^;/' filename") )
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