[Rd] read.csv confused by newline characters in header (PR#14103)

From: <g.russell_at_eos-solutions.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2009 10:55:12 +0100 (CET)

Full_Name: George Russell
Version: 2.10.0
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
Submission from: (NULL) (

The following code (typed into R --vanilla)

testString <- '"B1\nB2"\n1\n'
con <- textConnection(testString)
tab <- read.csv(con,stringsAsFactors = FALSE)

produces a data frame with with one row and one column; the name of the column is "B1.B2" (alright so far). However according to print(tab[[1,1]])

the value of the entry in the first row and first column is


So B2 has somehow got into both the names of the data frame and its entry. Either R is confused or I am. What is going on?

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