[R] R eat my data

Sarah Goslee sarah.goslee at gmail.com
Tue May 25 18:19:31 CEST 2010

Without the actual file to look at, this is like playing 20 questions,
only not so much fun.

However, this kind of problem is most often caused by the presence
in your file of something that R interprets as a special character, usually
# or ' or ".

Can you open the file in a spreadsheet?
Can you open the file in a text editor?
Can you search for and remove/replaces symbol characters?

The problem is usually in the last line read or the first line omitted,
so I'd start by looking near line 1068 for issues.

*Reproducible examples* do a much better job of not wasting
people's time.


Sarah Goslee

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