[R] Multiple comment.char under read.table

Gundala Viswanath gundalav at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 09:47:23 CEST 2008

Hi all,

Suppose I want to read a text file with read.table.
It containt lines to be skipped that begins with "!" and "^".

Is there a way to include this two values in the read.table function?
I tried this but doesn't seem to work.

dat <- read.table("mydata.txt", comment.char = c("!","^") , na.strings
= "null", sep = "\t");

Please advice.

Gundala Viswanath

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