Re: [Rd] (PR#9248) Incomplete loading of files into Windows script

From: <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sun 24 Sep 2006 - 06:07:39 GMT


Please, we do need complete reproduction instructions (and not speculation) as the FAQ asks.

  1. How exactly did you read the file in?
  2. 'longer' than what?
  3. What line ending is this?

I've just tried loading a 1000-line 50kb file using the 'Open Script' menu item, and it worked with CRLF, LF or CR line endings.

Some guesses are that there are control characters in the file or an encoding problem (what is your locale?).

On Sun, 24 Sep 2006, klaus.thul@mac.com wrote:

> Full_Name: Klaus Thul
> Version: R2.3.1 (CRAN binary for Windows)
> OS: Windows XP
> Submission from: (NULL) (220.132.142.175)
>
>
> When I read a longer text file created on Mac OS X into the built-in script
> editor of R for windows, it is read only incomplete. The same file can be loaded
> without problem e. g. into WordPad.
>
> I think the reason for the behavior is that Mac OS X uses different EOL markers,
> and R for windows doesn't handle these markers correctly. I don't have access to
> an UNIX/LINUX system, but I guess files generated on these systems will cause
> the same problem.
>
> I can provide an example file which fails if necessary.
>
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