[R] detecting blanks in read.table()

Laura Forsberg toad at alvie-mail.lanl.gov
Tue Jul 31 22:51:00 CEST 2001

Hi everyone,

I am trying to read in a tab delimited data file to R that has outliers
marked by blank spaces.  I would like to be able to tag those as "NA"
when the data is read in.  I cannot figure out how to do this using the
read.table() options.  Everything I have tried either puts all the NA on
the end of the row when there are missing values instead of on their
appropiate columns or won't read the data in at all.

Thanks much,


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