[Rd] Clarification for options(OutDec)
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 22 12:33:12 CEST 2009
On Wed, 22 Apr 2009, Stephen Eglen wrote:
> The documentation for the OutDec option says that it should be a
> 'one-character string'; yet, if I try a unicode character, it doesn't seem
> to work. Are unicode chars not counted as one-character?
Correct, it has to be a single byte (and the comment dates from
before UTF-8 was suported).
> This is within the mac GUI, but I also see this on linux boxes.
>> x <- '\u00B7'
>  1
> Error in options(OutDec = x) : invalid value for 'OutDec'
> I don't think I've changed anything with my LANG settings, but here it
> is anyway:
> platform i386-apple-darwin8.11.1
> arch i386
> os darwin8.11.1
> system i386, darwin8.11.1
> major 2
> minor 9.0
> year 2009
> month 04
> day 17
> svn rev 48333
> language R
> version.string R version 2.9.0 (2009-04-17)
> R-devel at r-project.org mailing list
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