Greetings. I am new to this community and have recently been introduced to "R" in a course called "Data Carpentry" at the University of Cambridge. I am now conducting gene expression analysis (RNAseq) and have about 100 fastq files in a folder. My question:
Is it possible, using R, to create a categorical vector containing the variables "file names" from a folder containing multiple files. In my case, more than 100. If this step is possible, can one use "mutate" to split each name so that for example, the first three characters from the file name are added to a second vector?
Thanks in advance for your help and please let me know if the above is unclear