[R] HELP me please with import of csv to R
sarah.goslee at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 21:44:08 CEST 2012
On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM, F86 <faradj.g at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am having problems with importing a csv file to R.
> I could read the file by typing:
> read.csv(file="/Users/kama/Desktop/skatter.csv", header=TRUE, sep=";")
So that command does work?
> However, i can not analyze the "skatter" - for ex, when i type: skatter
> = read.csv("skatter.csv")
Then you need the above command, not what you type here:
skatter <- read.csv(file="/Users/kama/Desktop/skatter.csv",
But note that if sep=";" then you don't have a csv file and should
properly use read.table() instead.
> i get this message:
> Error in file(file, "rt") : cannot open the connection
> In addition: Warning message:
> In file(file, "rt") :
> What i need is to import this file and analyze it using for example
> I have Mac(update) and the file is saved in csv file... and I'm quite new
> user of R.
That error means that R can't find the file where you told it to look.
Specifying the full and complete path as in your first example should
If you're having problems with paths (which are a Mac issue and not at
all an R issue), you could also try
read.table(file.choose(), header=TRUE, sep=";")
I think that file.choose() should work on Mac.
The Intro to R document that came with R might also be of use.
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