[Rd] possible bug in 'scan'

From: Benjamin Tyner <btyner_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:58:35 -0400


R-devel,

When I run the following code on the attached file,

tmp <- scan("C:/temp.csv",

            what=list("character","numeric"),
            sep=",")

Then tmp[[2]] is a character vector. My impression from the help file is that it should be a numeric as specified by 'what'

> sessionInfo()

R version 2.5.0 (2007-04-23)
i386-pc-mingw32

locale:
LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252;LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252;LC_MONETARY=English_United
States.1252;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=English_United States.1252

attached base packages:
[1] "stats" "graphics" "grDevices" "utils" "datasets" "methods" "base"

other attached packages:
 lattice gdata

"0.15-5" "2.3.1"

My apologies if this is due to my misunderstanding. Ben



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