Re: [R] use of quotation marks

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 08:41:49 +0100 (BST)

The answer may be simple: you need to use quotation marks and not the falsely named 'smart quotes' of Office.

How are you writing your programs? It is best to use an R-aware text editor, but it you must use Word or similar, turn off all the automatic mis-features.

On Fri, 27 Jun 2008, Rodrigo Briceņo wrote:

> Dear R Users. I just discovered today a problem in the use of
> quotation marks when I'm doing some programs in R. I'm using windows
> vista environment.
> The programs that I wrote in the University, made in Windows XP
> machines run perfectly, but when I run those in my laptop with VISTA,
> there are many errors. Those errors are due to the type of quotation
> marks.
> In the university the quotation marks appear inclined (talking about
> position), but in Vista quotation marks are totally vertical. So my
> question is how to avoid this issue? Is there an specific font format
> that I need to use to avoid those problems???
>
> Thanks in advance for the help.
>
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