Togaware DATA MINING
Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
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Fixed Width Data

Suppose we have a fixed-width data file with fields of 10 and 5 characters each.

> lines <- readLines("mydata.dat")
> dframe <- data.frame(salary = as.numeric(substr(lines, 1, 10),
                       age = as.numeric(substr(lines, 11, 15))



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