[R] help reading a variably formatted text file

Jason Turner jasont at indigoindustrial.co.nz
Tue Nov 19 06:56:32 CET 2002

This looks possible in R, and your algorithm looks precise enough.
The help pages for file, readLines, and scan should cast some

For jobs like this I tend to use Perl, however.  Familiarity
is one reason:  I'm more comfortable with Perl for scanning/parsing 
files.  Also, Perl was originally written for exactly this sort of


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