R-athome-inWindows - Copy the data set and paste it onto...

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Working and printing in R at home on a PC with Windows Getting R started: Left Double click on the R icon on the desktop To exit R, type: q() Printing the R console session: To print the R console session, minimize any other windows and use File ---> Print in the upper left portion of the window. Printing a pop-up graph: With the graph on the screen, use File ---> Print in the upper left portion of the window. Getting Exercise data sets into active R workspace: In general, we do the following: > [you-name-data] <- read.table(file="[internet-address-of-data]", header=TRUE) Example: > data1 <- read.table(file=" http://www.stat.ufl.edu/~rrandles/sta4210/Rclassnotes/data/classd ata.txt ", header=TRUE) > attach(data1) Storing a data set on your computer for use in R: Open Notepad (It is found via Start ---> All Programs ---> Accessories ---> Notepad ) Use your web browser to find the data set on the class website.
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Unformatted text preview: Copy the data set and paste it onto Notepad. The first row should contain the column labels separated by a space. Save this file onto the Desktop or you can store it under My Documents, for example. BE SURE THAT WHEN IT IS STORED, IT IS STORED AS A TEXT FILE. [stored-data-name].txt Now back on the R console, get the data into the active workspace with: > [new-data-file-name] < - read.table(“C:\\Documents and Settings\\[your-user-name]\\ My Documents\\[stored-data-name].txt”, header=TRUE) > attach([new-data-file-name]) [ ] is a user supplied name – DO NOT include the brackets [ ] Number of column labels must match the number of columns. You must find the “path” to where the data are stored. Go to My Computer-> C drive -> search forward until you find the text file that you stored....
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course STAT 4210 taught by Professor Randles during the Fall '11 term at University of Florida.

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