read_datasets: Read several data sets

Description Usage Arguments Value Warning Note Author(s) See Also Examples

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Description

Reads a text file in table format and creates a matrix from it. The file may contain several sets, separated by empty lines. Lines starting by '#' are considered comments and treated as empty lines. The function adds an additional column set to indicate to which set each row belongs.

Usage

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read_datasets(file, col_names, text)

read.data.sets(file, col.names)

Arguments

file

(character())
Filename that contains the data. Each row of the table appears as one line of the file. If it does not contain an absolute path, the file name is relative to the current working directory, getwd(). Tilde-expansion is performed where supported. Files compressed with xz are supported.

col_names, col.names

Vector of optional names for the variables. The default is to use "V" followed by the column number.

text

(character())
If file is not supplied and this is, then data are read from the value of text via a text connection. Notice that a literal string can be used to include (small) data sets within R code.

Value

(matrix()) containing a representation of the data in the file. An extra column set is added to indicate to which set each row belongs.

Warning

A known limitation is that the input file must use newline characters native to the host system, otherwise they will be, possibly silently, misinterpreted. In GNU/Linux the program dos2unix may be used to fix newline characters.

Note

There are several examples of data sets in system.file(package="eaf","extdata").

read.data.sets() is a deprecated alias. It will be removed in the next major release.

Author(s)

Manuel López-Ibáñez

See Also

read.table, eafplot(), eafdiffplot()

Examples

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extdata_path <- system.file(package="eaf","extdata")
A1 <- read_datasets(file.path(extdata_path,"ALG_1_dat.xz"))
str(A1)
A2 <- read_datasets(file.path(extdata_path,"ALG_2_dat.xz"))
str(A2)

read_datasets(text="1 2\n3 4\n\n5 6\n7 8\n", col_names=c("obj1", "obj2"))

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