Read matrix data from a file

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Description

Reads matrix data from a file

Usage

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matscan(file, num.cols = utils::count.fields(file)[1], what = 0, sk = 0)

Arguments

file

A filename.

num.cols

The number of columns of data in the file.

what

A template for the data elements in the file, it should be a number for numeric data (the default) or a string for string data. Note that an Splus matrix can only hold one type of data (string or numeric), for mixed types use data tables and the read.table function.

sk

The number of leading lines of the file to skip.

Details

This function has been partially superceeded by the introduction of data frames and the read.table function. It is still useful however for reading data into Splus matrix objects.

Value

A matrix corresponding to the data in file.

See Also

read.table

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