Re: [R] bug in file.path?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 10:57:31 +0100 (BST)

See my reply to Erik J°rgensen yesterday.

Can you please send that again with a marked encoding, so we have a chance of reading it? Or attach it as a plain text file and tell us what encoding the file is in?

Yes, there probably is a bug here but we do need to be able to reproduce it.

On Thu, 24 Apr 2008, Javier Mu˝oz wrote:

> Hello,
>
> This is what i get in R-2.7.0 (with the completely internal file.path()):
>
>> setwd("c:/jml/Valoraci?n F1/04 BA/")
>> filename <- "Valoraci?n F1 PAG.mdb"
>
>> file.path(getwd(), filename)
> [1] "c:/jml/Valoraci??n F1/04 BA/Valoraci?n F1 PAG.mdb" <<- worng
>
>> file.path("c:/jml/Valoraci?n F1/04 BA", filename)
> [1] "c:/jml/Valoraci?n F1/04 BA/Valoraci?n F1 PAG.mdb" <<- ok
>
>> file.path(paste(getwd()), filename)
> [1] "c:/jml/Valoraci?n F1/04 BA/Valoraci?n F1 PAG.mdb" <<- ok
>
> With the older file.path() all of these return "c:/jml/Valoraci?n F1/04
> BA/Valoraci?n F1 PAG.mdb"
>
> -- Session info -----------------------
>
> R version 2.7.0 (2008-04-22)
> i386-pc-mingw32
>
> locale:
> LC_COLLATE=Spanish_Spain.1252;LC_CTYPE=Spanish_Spain.1252;LC_MONETARY=Spanish_Spain.1252;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=Spanish_Spain.1252
>
> attached base packages:
> [1] stats graphics grDevices datasets utils methods base
>
> other attached packages:
> [1] RODBC_1.2-3
>
> ----------------
>
> Is this a bug in the new file.path() or can I change something to make this
> work as before?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Javier.
>
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>
>

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