[R] Specifying path to a windows server

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us
Tue Apr 5 19:42:01 CEST 2016

Each \ has to be escaped. Two becomes four, not three. 
Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.

On April 5, 2016 10:23:11 AM PDT, John Sorkin <jsorkin at grecc.umaryland.edu> wrote:
>Windows 7 (local computer)
>Windows server (server I am trying to reach)
>I need to read a file whose windows path is of the form
>You will note that as per windows standards the server name is preceded
>by two backslashes.
>I am not sure how to specify this in R.  One usually needs to specify
>an escape characters in a path new which would suggest my path should
>This does not work; the file is not found.
>What is the correct way to specify a path to a server
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