[R] Data separated by spaces, getting data into R using field lengths
Duncan Murdoch
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Tue Sep 8 13:59:13 CEST 2009
On 9/8/2009 7:53 AM, Lauri Nikkinen wrote:
> I have a text file similar to this (separated by spaces):
>
> x <- "DF12 This is an example 1 This
> DF12 This is an 1232 This is
> DF14 This is 12334 This is an
> DF15 This 23 This is an example
> "
>
> and I know the field lengths of each variable (there is 5 variables in
> this data set), which are:
>
> varlength <- c(2, 2, 18, 5, 18)
>
> How can I import this kind of data into R, using the varlength
> variable as an field separator indicator?
See ?read.fwf.
Duncan Murdoch
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