[R] Error reading a table

naw3 at duke.edu naw3 at duke.edu
Fri Jun 27 18:00:27 CEST 2008


I get the following error when I try to read in a CSV file:

> Path<-read.table('MetaCycSample2.csv',sep=',', header=FALSE)
Error in scan(file, what, nmax, sep, dec, quote, skip, nlines, na.strings,  :
  line 17 did not have 5 elements

Some of the rows have more columns  than others. Also when I try the read.csv
command, the very last column, which only has one cell with a value, doesn't
get read, so that last cell is lost.

How can I fix this?


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