[R] Error: not 'a real'?

Brian zenlines at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 13:21:55 CEST 2012

Hi List,

when supplying a vector of atomic vector classes to read.table, I get:
# column classes
colClasses=c("character", "character","numeric", "numeric", "numeric", 
"numeric", "numeric", "numeric",
                                             "numeric", "numeric", 
"numeric", "numeric")
# Error:
Error in scan(file, what, nmax, sep, dec, quote, skip, nlines, 
na.strings,  (from #2) :
   scan() expected 'a real', got '894.6'

How is '894.6' not 'a real [number]'?

Thanks for the ensuing enlightenment or punishment...


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