[R] New to R and need help
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Oct 15 15:45:46 CEST 2002
On 14 Oct 2002, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
> Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> writes:
> > >>>>> "Scott" == Scott Marley <azboater at dakotacom.net>
> > >>>>> on Mon, 14 Oct 2002 08:34:14 -0700 writes:
> > Scott> All,
> > Scott> I just took a cool R workshop and I'm chomping at the
> > Scott> bit to play around with it. I'm fairly familiar with
> > Scott> SAS and have some data that I used with Sas. My
> > Scott> question is: How do I take a text file(I think my
> > Scott> instructor called it a rectangular file) and import
> > Scott> it to R. In sas you use an input statement followed
> > Scott> by Variable name and the column numbers for the
> > Scott> location of the data. Does R have a similar
> > Scott> procedure? What would the syntax look like? Thank
> > Scott> you for any help you can offer.
> > help(read.table)
> (Why don't we have examples in there??)
Well, we do have a half a manual (R Data Import/Export) devoted to this,
and that is referenced from the help page.
There is also a chapter of `An Introduction to R' with examples.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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