Re: [Rd] readBin differences on Windows and Linux/mac

From: Sean Davis <>
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2008 12:54:17 -0500

On Jan 1, 2008 12:36 PM, Uwe Ligges <> wrote:

> Thank you, Henrik! This saves us a lot of time!
> Uwe
> Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
> > On 01/01/2008, Henrik Bengtsson <> wrote:
> >> Also make sure the problem is not due to downloading a gzip file in
> >> text mode, because to the best of my understanding that is platform
> >> dependent. That is, use download.file(..., mode="wb") instead of the
> >> default, which is mode="w". (This is such a common error that I would
> >> like to suggest mode="wb" to become the default.)

Great!! Thanks, Henrik and Uwe.


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