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It seems like the first row of data was used for the column names. We don't want that, but we can fix it. We will use another option:

col_names = FALSE

This informs R that the first row of a file contains data; as far as R is concerned, there are no column names. As you can see from the following example, which uses Winters University data, col_names isn't too hard to use. It's just added as an argument to the read_csv() function:

read_csv("data/winters_students.csv", skip = 5, col_names = FALSE)


Read data/plants.csv into the plants variable one more time. Remember to skip the two first rows and use col_names to disable column names.

Stuck? Here's a hint!


plants <- read_csv("data/plants.csv", skip = 2, col_names = FALSE)