[R] Reading T and F as strings

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jul 31 09:49:36 CEST 2007

On Mon, 30 Jul 2007, David Rowntree wrote:

> Hi,
> 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?

Set 'colClasses' to a vector of "character", just as the help file 
for read.table says.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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