[R] Iteration through a list in R

Bert Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Thu Feb 28 22:41:12 CET 2013

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On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 4:30 AM, Sahana Srinivasan
<sahanasrinivasan.91 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello :)
> I'm just starting out with R and would appreciate your help with a couple
> of problems I am running into.
> I have used Sys.glob to get a list of all filenames having a particular
> file extension (in my case, *.txt)
> I would now like to use this list in the following manner: I would like to
> use each filename from the list and open that file into a tab separated
> matrix and proceed.
> How can I go about iterating through each filename in the list and then
> opening each of the files?
> I believe as.matrix can be used to open the txt file as a table, is that
> correct?
> I know these are beginner queries but I would love your help. Thank you in
> advance :)
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