[R] different between read.table and read.delim
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Fri Dec 23 08:07:28 CET 2016
In the future you can examine the consequence kid various choices for parameters with something along the lines of
table( count.fields( file= .. , ... <parameters>))
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> On Dec 22, 2016, at 9:13 PM, Jinsong Zhao <jszhao at yeah.net> wrote:
>> On 2016/12/23 11:31, Sarah Goslee wrote:
>> Look at the default arguments to each, especially the quote argument.
> Thank you very much!
> The quote and fill argument are not same for the two function. only change quote or fill can not make read.table() work.
>>> On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 10:24 PM, Jinsong Zhao <jszhao at yeah.net> wrote:
>>> Hi there,
>>> I have a data set file, called "ecotox.rep", which is a delimited file
>>> separated with "|".
>>> When I tried to read the file with the following command,
>>>> df <- read.table("ecotox.rep", sep = "|", header = TRUE,
>>> I got the error messages:
>>> Error in scan(file = file, what = what, sep = sep, quote = quote, dec = dec,
>>> line 113 did not have 87 elements
>>> However, when I read the file with the following command,
>>>> df <- read.delim("ecotox.rep", sep = "|", header = TRUE,
>>> I got a correct output.
>>> If I understand correctly, read.delim() is just wrapped from read.table(),
>>> why read.delim() works, but read.table() doesn't.
>>> Thanks in advance.
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