Re: [R] 2.7.0 breaks read.table

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 19:15:51 +0200

Ido M. Tamir wrote:
> Hi,
> yes a bold statement, but I get different behaviour
> from 2.6.2 and 2.7.0 in read.table, and I don't find
> any documentation in http://cran.r-project.org/src/base/NEWS.
>
> A file like (space delimited):
> foo + .
> bar - .
>
This was reverted in 2.7.1

    o	A field containing just a sign is no longer regarded as numeric
	(it was on all platforms in 2.7.0, but not on most in earlier
	versions of R).  Similarly, '.' is now always non-numeric.




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