[R] R problem

Emmanuel Paradis paradis at isem.univ-montp2.fr
Fri Feb 2 16:05:12 CET 2001

At 13:19 02/02/01 +0100, you wrote: 
hello!! i'm starting with R and i have some big  problems:when i try to
take a notepad document (or word) i can't put it into  R!!!! i tried :
read.table("nameofmyfile.dat") but it  doesn't work!!!!! my computer
says:error in file(file, "r"): cannot open file  "nameofmyfile" I think i
have to save my notepad file on another  location....can u help me?????
thank u very much veerle bury 

This isn't such a big problem! You can change your working directory with
setwd(), eg:


(note that you MUST use / and not \, even under Windows)

To check what is the current working directory:


Another possibility is that you give the path to your data file, eg:


Finally, your data file must be saved in ASCII format.

Emmanuel Paradis
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