Function to read a data file defined by positions and save it in a DF
Path of a data file with plain text format (eg: .dat or .asc not associated with a xml)
Path of a csv that specifies the name of the variable, type and positions that have information in data file. The csv must be the following structure, otherwise this function will not work: Four first columns (you can add more at the rigth of these four, they will be not used but can help you to add comments or somewhat) 1 - variables: that column contains the name of the variables to work, the name that you write there will be the colname in R data frame. Names don't allow blank spaces, you must replace it with other character. 2 - type: specifies the type of the variable, allows "character", "single", "multiple" or "numeric". 3 - start: positions that starts the range of data that will definie the variable. 4 - finish: positions that finish the range of data that will definie the variable.
A data frame with as many columns as rows have the csv (with their "variable" names) and as many rows as rows have the data file.
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