Re: [Rd] Rd for write.table {utils}: Be explicit about the default separator

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2011 12:17:06 -0400

On 11-08-13 8:01 AM, Timothy Bates wrote:
> In "utils/write.table.Rd" the default separator is shown as the invisible character " ".
> In the further documentation, the default separator is not named.
> It would helpful to specify it using an escape character in the \Usage section "\s" or "\t"?
> and to name it explicitly in the \Arguments section

The default for that argument is an ascii space, and " " is the usual way that is expressed in R. \s is not defined in R.

I agree naming the argument could be helpful for some people, but there are dozens of instances of this, and I think people will catch on.

Duncan Murdoch mailing list Received on Sat 13 Aug 2011 - 16:22:00 GMT

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