R-alpha: R testing

Kurt Hornik (Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at)
Thu, 14 Nov 1996 17:11:18 +0100

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 17:11:18 +0100
Message-Id: <199611141611.RAA18718@aragorn.ci.tuwien.ac.at>
From: Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at>
To: p.marriott@mcs.surrey.ac.uk
Subject: R-alpha: R testing
In-Reply-To: <m0vO3Tf-0003zcC@aragorn.ee.surrey.ac.uk>

>>>>> On Thu, 14 Nov 96 15:13 GMT,
>>>>> Paul Marriott <p.marriott@mcs.surrey.ac.uk> said:

> I have been looking at R just before I let a group of our first years  loose
> on it in an introductory data analysis course. It all looks very
> impressive and I am keen to see how they do and how they respond. 

> One problem I have been having which I wonder if you could enlighten
> me is that there seems to be a tendency for the read.table and scan
> commands to hang when reading files. The same files are readable in
> Splus using the same commands. Am I just being stupid? Is there a way
> of interuptimg this hanging (control-c works sometimes sometimes not).

One of the cases where R (currently hangs) is when there is no final
newline before the file ends, Splus seems to have no problems with
that.  Similarly with a ^Z at the end etc.

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