john.archie.mckown at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 02:09:33 CET 2016
On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 4:23 PM, Ashta <sewashm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a script that reads a file (dat.csv) from several folders.
> However, in some folders the file name is (dat) with out csv and in
> other folders it is dat.csv. The format of data is the same(only the
> file name differs with and without "csv".
> Is it possible to read these files depending on their name in one?
> like read.csv("dat.csv"). How can I read both type of file names?
> Thank you in advance
I'd do something like this:
You put the possible file names into the variable in the order of
preference. E.g. I prefer "dat.csv" over "dat" if by chance both exist.
The above shows the result should none of the files exist. So if
"file2read" has an NA, then you go on to the next directory.
Heisenberg may have been here.
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