[R] not supressing leading zeros when reading a table?
guerinche at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 22:26:48 CEST 2005
To prevent coercion to numeric, try:
mydata <- read.table("myfile", colClasses="character")
On 7/10/05, Adrian Dusa <dusa.adrian at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear R list,
> I have a dataset with a column which should be read as character, like this:
> name surname answer
> 1 xx yyy "00100"
> 2 rrr hhh "01"
> When reading this dataset with read.table, I get
> 1 xx yyy 100
> 2 rrr hhh 1
> The string column consists in answers to multiple choice questions, not all
> having the same number of answers. I could format the answers using formatC but
> there are over a hundred different questions in there.
> I tried with quote="\"'" without any luck. Googling after this take me nowhere
> either. It should be simple but I seem to miss it...
> Can anybody point me to the right direction?
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