[Rd] type.convert (PR#13646)

Raberger, Stefan s.raberger at innovest.at
Fri Apr 10 09:05:23 CEST 2009

Hi Peter,

each of the four PCs actually has the same locale setting: 

> Sys.setlocale("LC_CTYPE")
[1] "German_Austria.1252"

(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 ".").

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
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) (
> 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
>> type.convert("§")
> [1] 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
>> type.convert("§")
> [1] §
> 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
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel

    O__  ---- Peter Dalgaard             Øster Farimagsgade 5, Entr.B
   c/ /'_ --- Dept. of Biostatistics     PO Box 2099, 1014 Cph. K
  (*) \(*) -- University of Copenhagen   Denmark      Ph:  (+45) 35327918
~~~~~~~~~~ - (p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk)              FAX: (+45) 35327907

More information about the R-devel mailing list