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read_csv errors with multiple column rows #224

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ziyadsaeed opened this Issue Jul 25, 2015 · 0 comments

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ziyadsaeed commented Jul 25, 2015

For files with multiple column rows, read_csv errors out even if i tell it not to read the rows with different columns using n_max. For eg

read_csv('param1, param2, param3
2, 3, "a"
var1, var2, var3, var4, var5
"a", 3,5,"b",6', 
n_max = 1)
Error: You have 3 column names, but 5 columns

It should read the first line as a header and the next line as the data and shouldn't go any further.
If i use skip = 2 so the first two lines are skipped then it works as expected. It read the third line as header and fourth as data

read.csv from base r has no problems reading the file with nrows = 1

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