[R] reading text file in Windows (was no subject)

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Wed Jul 14 17:39:29 CEST 2004

Dear David,

You got several useful suggestions for what you may have done wrong. I often
find that it's easier to use read.table(file.choose()) and to navigate to
the file in the resulting dialog than to type the path to the file.

I hope that this helps,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch 
> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of 
> Herman, David (NIH/NIMH)
> Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 9:03 AM
> To: 'R-help at lists.R-project.org'
> Subject: [R] (no subject)
> Hello,
>             I'm new to R, and I'm having trouble importing a 
> text file (I'm on Windows XP)
> >  m <- read.table("/Desktop/work/128_L")
> Error in file(file, "r") : unable to open connection In 
> addition: Warning message: 
> cannot open file `/Desktop/work/128_L'
> do you know why this isn't working?  All I have is a bunch of 
> text files, each with a single column of about 30,000 rows.
> thanks
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