[R] please help me!

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Thu Jan 29 20:23:19 CET 2004

If your working directory contains a file you want to read then the
following should work:

  dat <- read.table("filename.txt")

If you want to use absolute paths, you have to be careful with the '\'
because that is an escape character... so try:

  dat <- read.table("c:/some/path/notice/forward/slashes/data.txt")
  # or
  dat <- read.table("c:\\double\\back\\should\\work\\data.txt")

On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 09:19:23AM -0700, mpalmier at mines.edu wrote:
> hello there, 
>    I'm a new user to R and I am having difficulty reading a file into the 
> program.  Here's the error I keep getting, I bet there's a simple solution, 
> but I cant find any...
> Error in file(file, "r") : unable to open connection
> In addition: Warning message: 
> cannot open file `c:MikeWeather2.txt' 
> I have made sure that my working directory is the same as the place where the 
> file is.  I have also tried using the full path name of the file.  read.table, 
> read.delim, read.csv, and scan have all been attempted with no result.  What 
> causes this message, and how can I fix it.  Thanks in advance for your help,
> Mike
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