[R] data which has different size of elements in each row
yanniliu at cmu.edu
Wed Nov 12 16:49:13 CET 2008
I have the same problem. If the first row has more columns than later rows,
the fill=TRUE works; however when the first row has LESS columns than later
rows, R won't read in more columns than the length of the first row. Anyone
Marc Schwartz wrote:
> on 11/11/2008 03:39 PM phoebe kong wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have problem reading in a text file as follow.
>> The following data has not column header. I tried the following
>> command but failed,
>> An error message stated that line 3 did not have 4 elements.
>> 0.293290E-05 0.117772E-05 -0.645205 rs2282755
>> 0.307521E-05 0.000314 0.412997 rs1336838
>> 0.484017E-05 0.218311 0.188669 rs2660664
>> 0.977861E-05 0.070474 0.294653 rs2660664
>> 0.122767E-04 0.156325E-04 0.569826 rs6870519
>> 0.227205E-04 0.000189 -0.472862 rs10488345
>> Does anyone know how to solve it?
>> Thanks in advance for your help.
> See the 'fill' argument in ?read.table
>> read.table("clipboard", header = FALSE, fill = TRUE)
> V1 V2 V3 V4 V5
> 1 2.93290e-06 1.17772e-06 -0.645205 rs2282755
> 2 3.07521e-06 3.14000e-04 0.412997 rs1336838
> 3 4.84017e-06 2.18311e-01 0.188669 rs2660664 rs967785
> 4 9.77861e-06 7.04740e-02 0.294653 rs2660664
> 5 1.22767e-05 1.56325e-05 0.569826 rs6870519
> 6 2.27205e-05 1.89000e-04 -0.472862 rs10488345
> Marc Schwartz
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> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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