read.table() (was: Re: [R] (no subject))

Ko-Kang Kevin Wang kwan022 at
Sun Aug 3 23:48:33 CEST 2003

Firstly, please use a subject!

On Fri, 1 Aug 2003, Paolo Covelli wrote:

> > Hello,
> > My question is very simple. I have installed R from the internet and I
> want to use it to analyse my data set. It seems that R is not able to make
> the
> > connection when I use the read.table () function since it probably doesn't
> know where is the required file. Where am I suppose to save my file ?
> > Thanks

Have you looked at "An Introduction to R", and ?read.table?

Which operating system are you using?  Windows or Linux?

If you are using Linux/Unix, then you can call R from the directory where 
you data set sits in.  If you are using Windows, you can either set the 
working directory and start R, or use the file.choose() option in 
read.table().  Please read "R for Windows FAQ" under Documentation -> FAQ 
in CRAN.



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