Re: [R] bug in file.path?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:43:04 +0100 (BST)

I can read that version, thanks.

The issue is probably that getwd() and filename are in different encodings, and file.path() was not expecting that. You need R-patched >= r45490 for that fix.

On Thu, 24 Apr 2008, Javier Muñoz wrote:

> Sorry,
> this is the same test with R-patched (same results as well).
>
>> setwd("c:/jml/Valoración F1/04 BA/")
>> filename <- "Valoración F1 PAG.mdb"
>
>> file.path(getwd(), filename)
> [1] "c:/jml/Valoración F1/04 BA/Valoración F1 PAG.mdb" <<- wrong
>
>> file.path("c:/jml/Valoración F1/04 BA", filename)
> [1] "c:/jml/Valoración F1/04 BA/Valoración F1 PAG.mdb" <<- ok
>
>> file.path(paste(getwd()), filename)
> [1] "c:/jml/Valoración F1/04 BA/Valoración F1 PAG.mdb" <<-ok
>
>> getwd()
> [1] "c:/jml/Valoración F1/04 BA"
>
> --------------------
> R version 2.7.0 Patched (2008-04-23 r45466)
> 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 utils datasets methods base
>
> other attached packages:
> [1] RODBC_1.2-3
>
> ----------------------
>
> Thanks again.
>
> 2008/4/24, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>:
>> See my reply to Erik Jørgensen 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 Muñoz 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.
>>>
>>> [[alternative HTML version deleted]]
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Brian D. Ripley, ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
>> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
>> University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
>> 1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
>> Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
>

-- 
Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595


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