Re: [R] thousand separator (was RE: weight)

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 11:28:40 +0200

Liaw, Andy wrote:
> Looks very neat, Gabor!
>
> I just cannot fathom why anyone who want to write numerics with those
> separators in a flat file. That's usually not for human consumption,
> and computers don't need those separators!
>
> Andy
>
>
The world is stranger than you think...

(One of my favourite gripes is the used of localized decimal separators in .csv files, which used to be a perfectly well-defined data format, but is now nonportable across locales. Or even between programs on the same machine: AFAIR, SAS reads and writes the US format in all locales, and SPSS uses the local format...)



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