[R] skipping columns with read.fwf?
Brett A Magill
Brett.Magill at slps.org
Fri May 3 18:53:51 CEST 2002
I have a file in fwf. It is rather large, about 40,000 rows and 40 variables (columns). I only need about 10 variables form the data set for the analysis at hand. Unfortunately, these 10 variables are not contiguous in the file, for example, the first is position 1-8, the next position 25-27, then 40.
Is there a way to read the selected varaibles that I need without reading in the entire data set?
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