Re: [R] a question of alphabetical order

From: [Ricardo Rodriguez] Your XEN ICT Team <webmaster_at_xen.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 00:01:21 +0200

Almost done...

Sys.setlocale(category = "LC_ALL", locale = "es_ES.ISO8859-15")

The order is now correct, but it renders incorrectly most of the non-ASCII characters, both in console:

1 √\201guilas de mantenimiento 1.97 NA 1.72 2 √\201ngeles de la CONAGUA 1.77 1.97 1.94

And in quartz():

http://mire.environmentalchange.net/~webmaster/images/MexRenderErrors.png

Well, the solution seems to be to set order with a locale, and to create the output with the other, is this possible?

Thanks!

Ricardo

[Ricardo Rodriguez] Your XEN ICT Team wrote:
> Tricky question, this order issue :-(
>
> Thank you so much for the detailed explanation.
>
> Thus, please, must I conclude that I will have to survive with this
> ASCII order while working in Mac OS X 10.5.2 until Mac people fix this bug?
>
> You spoke about es_ES.ISO8859-15 in Mac. Will it do the trick? Yes, as
> far as I understand. But as I am using R.app, locale is set by the
> system preferences. Truly, I am kind of a mess with this issue.
>
> Could I force es_ES.ISO8859-15 as a locale in the Mac.
>
> Sorry of I put another question here... why does Excel order list
> correctly? I guess it doesn't relies on Mac settings.
>
> As a R newbie I must recognize that this, and others, behaviours are
> really hard to deal with. But I've seen, an even done, such an amount of
> wonderful things with R that it is worth all efforts. Thanks for your help.
>
> All the best,
>
> Ricardo

-- 
Ricardo Rodríguez
Your XEN ICT Team

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