[Rd] read.csv trap

Ken.Williams at thomsonreuters.com Ken.Williams at thomsonreuters.com
Fri Feb 11 20:56:52 CET 2011

On 2/11/11 1:39 PM, "Ben Bolker" <bbolker at gmail.com> wrote:

>-------- Original Message --------
>Subject: read.csv trap
>Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 11:16:36 -0500
>From: Ben Bolker <bbolker at gmail.com>
>To: r-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch <r-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch>,  David Earn
><earn at math.mcmaster.ca>
>What is dangerous/confusing is that R silently **wraps** longer lines if
>fill=TRUE (which is the default for read.csv).

Based on your description, I would be very irritated if I encountered the
behavior you describe.  I would consider it a bug, though my opinion
doesn't necessarily count for much.

Ken Williams
Senior Research Scientist
Thomson Reuters
Phone: 651-848-7712
ken.williams at thomsonreuters.com

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