[R] Problem with read.table and scan

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Mon Sep 24 21:17:49 CEST 2001

"Scott, Uriel" wrote:
> The R version is 1.3.1 and the following is an example of the problem:
> > air <- read.table("air.data",header=TRUE)
> Error in file(file, "r") : cannot open file `air.data'

Just specify the location completely, e.g.:
 read.table("c:/my_path_to_the_file/air.data", header=TRUE)

R looks in your current working directory for files without specified
You get the current working directory by

Uwe Ligges
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