Reads a 'timeSeries' from a File
Reads a file in table format and creates a
object from it.
readSeries(file, header = TRUE, sep = ";", zone = "", FinCenter = "", format, ...)
- the filename of a spreadsheet data set from which to import the data records.
- a character with the the location of the financial center named as "continent/city".
- a logical value indicating whether the file contains the names of the variables as its first line. If missing, the value is determined from the file format: 'header' is set to 'TRUE' if and only if the first row contains one fewer field than the number of columns.
- a character string with the format in POSIX notation specifying the timestamp format. Note, the format has not to be specified if the first column in the file has the timestamp format specifyer, e.g. "%Y-%m-%d" for the short ISO 8601 format.
the field seperator used in the spreadsheet file to separate
columns. By default ";". Note, if
sep=";"is specified, and reading the series fails, then the reading is automatically repeated with
the time zone or financial center where the data were recorded.
zone=""which is short for GMT.
Additional arguments passed to
read.table()function which is used to read the file.
The first column of the table must hold the timestamps. Format
of the stimestamps can be either specified in the header of the
first column or by the
- Returns a S4 object of class