[R] Problem while reading .csv files

Tony Plate tplate at acm.org
Tue Jan 6 18:15:26 CET 2004

You might get more useful answers if you gave more information about 
exactly what you did.  My wild guess is that you are sourcing a file (with 
the function source()), the first line of which is the QQQ<-..., and the 
second line of which has a syntax error.

One of the nice things about R is that you can cut and paste from script 
files in order to try to track down errors.  Did you try that with the 
QQQ<- line?  (It looks fine to me, and this works for me to read .csv files.)

-- Tony Plate

At Tuesday 11:46 AM 1/6/2004 -0500, Ashutosh Tayshete wrote:

>I have this line at the start of my code file.
>QQQ<-read.csv("c:/QQQ.csv", header=TRUE,row.names=1)
>And I get an error ...
>Error in parse(file, n, text, prompt) : syntax error on line 2
>What does this error mean and how can I correct it?
>What is the standard way I can read from a .csv file.
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Tony Plate   tplate at acm.org

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