[R] Reading T and F as strings

David Rowntree david at watermarkgroup.com
Mon Jul 30 20:54:32 CEST 2007


I am trying to read a series of stock tickers into R, and I'm running 
into trouble with Ford (F) and the old AT&T (T).  Read.table seems to 
interpret these as boolean values instead of strings, even when I set 
colColumns to a vector of character(0)'s.  Is there a way to convince it 
to read them as strings?

Thanks in advance for the help,

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