This function tries to guess which separator was used in a text delimited file

sepguesser(file, sep_list = c(",", "\t", ";", " "))

Arguments

file

The name of the file which the data are to be read from

sep_list

A vector containing the candidates for being identified as separators. Defaults to c(",", "\t", ";"," ")

Value

A character value, corresponding to the guessed separator. One of "," (comma), "\t" (tab), ";" (semicolon)," " (whitespace)

Examples

sepguesser(system.file("extdata/design_commas.txt", package = "ideal"))
#> [1] ","
sepguesser(system.file("extdata/design_semicolons.txt", package = "ideal"))
#> [1] ";"
sepguesser(system.file("extdata/design_spaces.txt", package = "ideal"))
#> [1] " "
mysep <- sepguesser(system.file("extdata/design_tabs.txt", package = "ideal")) # to be used for reading in the same file, without having to specify the sep