[R] RE:

Alexandre Fayolle Alexandre.Fayolle at logilab.fr
Thu Dec 7 15:38:33 CET 2000

On Thu, 7 Dec 2000, Yves Gauvreau wrote:

> I would have tought that it was common knowledge that a file with a .csv
> extention under windows, mean a file with comma separated values. Excel
> knows how to handle many types of data files and a CSV file is just one of
> these types.

Be careful to mind your internationalisation settings, though. On a french
installation of windows, for example, the default decimal separator is the
comma (','), and a csv file will use a semi-colon (';') as a separator
(which can cause errors of read on a another machine with different

Alexandre Fayolle
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