[R] please help me!

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jan 29 20:40:38 CET 2004

See the rw-FAQ Q2.14 R can't find my file, but I know it is there!

I'd be interested to know why you didn't find that -- the posting guide 
does ask you to read the rw-FAQ, so I presume there is connection that is 
not obvious to you.

On Thu, 29 Jan 2004 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 guess a \ is missing there, as addressed in Q2.14.

> I have made sure that my working directory is the same as the place
> where the file is.

In that case you don't need c:, do you?

> 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,

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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