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

From: <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu 28 Sep 2006 - 06:16:57 GMT


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This does look exactly like PR#9254, and I am unable to reproduce it on a patched version. The patch is in r39516, so later than the version you tried.

On Thu, 28 Sep 2006, Klaus Thul(WAT & Device-Ō\§Jąj) wrote:

> Dear Prof. Ripley,
>
> Sorry for late reply: your mail didn't get through the spam filter of my
> Email provider.
>
> I saw that comment that is might be the same as PR#9254 and fixed.
> Therefore I tried the latest snapshot binary build (2.5.0 r39503) but
> the behavior is unchanged.
>
> Regarding your questions to reproduce the bug:
> 1) I read the file using Windows menu "File -> Open script..."
> 2+3) Attached an example file; reading the file stops after ~1000 characters.
>
> Regarding locale: I am located in Taiwan and using a "Taiwanese" laptop, but switched my windows language settings to English.
> During startup, R displays: "Natural language support but running in an English locale".

>
> Please let me know if you need further information.
>
> Best regards,
> Klaus
>
>
> Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 07:07:24 +0100 (BST)
> From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk>
> To: klaus.thul@mac.com
> Cc: R-bugs@biostat.ku.dk
> Subject: Re: [Rd] (PR#9248) Incomplete loading of files into Windows script
>
> 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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