[R] New to List - just starting to learn R - question about reading in data
dirtyd at overdetermined.net
Sat Nov 8 05:23:18 CET 2008
I'm new to R and the List, and excited to be here. I am coming from a
background working in SPSS 16, primarily, which has a lot of easy
options for reading in data. I am working in R in an Ubuntu Linux
environment, and I'm learning with R Commander.
Now, here's my question. In my line of work, I'm used to getting data in
some kind of flat ASCII format with a separate file indicating which
columns correspond to which variables. In the Venables and Ripley book
on S/R that I'm reading, there doesn't seem to be a way to read this
kind of data format into R, and I haven't found anything online.
If anyone has the tine, I'd sure appreciate a little guidance.
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