[ESS] how to deal with octal character codes in R and/or Emacs (a bit off topic for this list I know)
rsparapa at mcw.edu
Wed Nov 18 22:05:09 CET 2009
Mark Kimpel wrote:
> Thanks to all for suggestions. This seems a tricky problem. A colleague
> suggested the below perl script to get rid of all non-ascii characters and
> this worked. I invoked this from a bash shell.
> perl -p -i.bak -e 's/[^[:ascii:]]//g;'
> Mark W. Kimpel MD ** Neuroinformatics ** Dept. of Psychiatry
Well, anything can be tricky if you don't know how to do it. And, as
you suspected, this problem is not particularly ESS related (or perl for
that matter). However, ESS does deal with a similar problem that you
might be able to get some ideas from. Check out the function
ess-ebcdic-to-ascii-search-and-replace in essa-sas.el
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