[R] Not able to find files in working directory

Ista Zahn istazahn at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 18:07:45 CET 2014

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On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 11:27 AM, Sschratz87
<samuel.schratz at smail.astate.edu> wrote:
> Hello. I am new to R here and I am coming across a small error in my code I
> am trying to run. I am trying to make a table of some value from a folder on
> my computer. I was able to pull a txt file from the folder and make bar
> graphs etc... however now I cannot do anything from this file and R is
> throwing errors at me from every direction.  I will paste what I am trying
> to do.
>> table(Squid$YEAR)
> Error in table(Squid$YEAR) : object 'Squid' not found
>> table(Squid$MONTH,Squid$YEAR)
> Error in table(Squid$MONTH, Squid$YEAR) : object 'Squid' not found
>> setwd("/Users/SamSchratz/Desktop/Spring 2014/Taking/Bio Stats/Lab/Lab 2 -
>> Descriptive Statistics")
> Error in setwd("/Users/SamSchratz/Desktop/Spring 2014/Taking/Bio
> Stats/Lab/Lab 2 - Descriptive Statistics") :
>   cannot change working directory
> It is confusing because I was able to run this earlier:
> barplot(table(Squid$MONTH,Squid$YEAR),main="Sampling by Year and
> Month",xlab="Year and Month", ylab="Sampling Size")
> and got:
> <http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/file/n4684710/SquidYearMonth.png>
> Thoughts? I appreciate whatever you can tell me...
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