[R] reading in "!" - delimited file

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Tue Jul 17 23:48:27 CEST 2007

On 17/07/2007 5:25 PM, Dimitri Liakhovitski wrote:
> I have to read in a file that is "!" delimited.
> Would it be correct to use the following syntax:
> Data<-read.delim(file.choose(),sep="!")
> Or would it be wrong? I am asking rather than trying it just because I
> have 3.5 million cases to read in.

If you have 3.5 million cases to read, you should specify the column 
classes.  I'd recommend setting nrows to a small number for a few tries 
first, until you get it right.

Duncan Murdoch

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