Re: [Rd] possible bug in 'scan'

From: Benjamin Tyner <btyner_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:23:01 -0400

How embarrassing -- works like a charm.

On 6/26/07, Greg Snow <Greg.Snow_at_intermountainmail.org> wrote:
> The what argument looks at what the elements are, not the word they say.
> Try this:
>
> > tmp <- scan("C:/temp.csv",
> > what=list("",0),
> > sep=",")
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> --
> Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
> Statistical Data Center
> Intermountain Healthcare
> greg.snow_at_intermountainmail.org
> (801) 408-8111
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: r-devel-bounces_at_r-project.org
> > [mailto:r-devel-bounces_at_r-project.org] On Behalf Of Benjamin Tyner
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 9:59 AM
> > To: r-devel_at_r-project.org
> > Subject: [Rd] possible bug in 'scan'
> >
> > 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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