[R] error with scan

Jean-Pierre Gattuso gattuso2 at obs-vlfr.fr
Tue Jul 26 20:52:23 CEST 2005


I am trying to read a large (500000+ lines) with scan() as read.table  
is unable to read it.

I get a strange error (below) which says that 'a real' was expected  
and '5' was read. Can someone help?


 > type=list(a=0,b=0,c=0,d=0,e=0,f="",g=0,h=0,i=0)
 > tmp2 <- scan(file="tmp2.txt", what=type, sep=",", quote="\"",  
dec=".", skip=1, nmax=541502)
Erreur dans scan(file = "tmp2.txt", what = type, sep = ",", quote =  
"\"",  :
     scan() attendait 'a real' et a reçu '5'

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