fileWizard {tkWidgets}R Documentation

A function that import a text file into R


Given a file name, this function imports the text file into R.


fileWizard(filename = "", fun = read.table, file = "file",
basic = c("header", "sep"), getFocus = TRUE)


filename A character string for the name of the text file to be imported
fun An R function that is going to be used to read the file. Default to read.table
file A character string for the name of the argument to fun that defines the name of the file to be read
basic A vector of character strings for names of the arguments to fun that will have separate entry boxes on the widget to be produced. Default to "header" and "sep"
getFocus getFocus a boolean indicating whether a widget should grab the focus


This function is only partially finished and will be improved soon. It currently allows uesrs to view a given file and change the settings for header and sep arguments of read.table. A file will be read in based on the values of the two arguments and return.


This function returns a data frame for the file read in.


This function is part of the Bioconductor project at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide Bioinformatics functionalities through R


Jianhua Zhang


R News Vol. 1/3, September 2001

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if(interactive()) {
  # Only the interface is displyed as no real file is given

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