[Rd] type.convert (PR#13646)
s.raberger at innovest.at
Fri Apr 10 09:05:23 CEST 2009
each of the four PCs actually has the same locale setting:
(all the other settings returned by invoking Sys.getlocale() are identical as well).
Just to be sure (because it's displayed incorrectly in my browser on the bugtracking page): the character inside the type.convert function ought to be a "section"-sign (HTML Code § or § , in R "\247", and not a dot ".").
Von: Peter Dalgaard [mailto:p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk]
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 09. April 2009 19:26
An: Raberger, Stefan
Cc: r-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch; R-bugs at r-project.org
Betreff: Re: [Rd] type.convert (PR#13646)
s.raberger at innovest.at wrote:
> Full_Name: Stefan Raberger
> Version: 2.8.1
> OS: Windows XP
> Submission from: (NULL) (126.96.36.199)
> Hi there,
> I recently noticed some strange behaviour of the command "type.convert",
> depending on the startup mode used. But there also seems to be different
> behaviour on different PCs (all running the same OS and the same version of R).
> On PC1:
> When I start R in SDI mode (RGui --no-save --no-restore --no-site-file
> --no-init-file --no-environ) and try to convert, the result is
>  NA
> If I use MDI mode (RGui --no-save --no-restore --no-site-file --no-init-file
> --no-environ --no-Rconsole) instead, the result is
>  §
> Levels: §
> On PC2 it's exactly the other way round (SDI: §, MDI: NA), on PC2 the result is
> always NA, independent of the startup mode used, and on PC4 it's always §.
> What's the result I should expect R to return, and why is it different in so
> many cases?
Which locale does R think it is in in the four cases?
(Sys.setlocale("LC_CTYPE"), I think).
Might well not be a bug (so please don't file it as one).
> Any help is much appreciated!
> Regards, Stefan
> R-devel at r-project.org mailing list
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