[R] A bug in the function "scan"?

Dilip N. Thadani thadani at tkk.att.ne.jp
Mon Dec 25 12:06:45 CET 2000

R version 1.2
OS.  Windows NT, service pack 6.0

Here is what I have in a text file called tmp.txt


i.e. the file has only one line of data (to keep things simple)

I issue the command
Read 3 items
[1] "ab"      "5"       "bc,cd,5"


Why is it not reading 5 items?  If i remove the apostrophe in the third item
(ie. b'c => bc) then scan reads all 5 items as I would expect it.

Is this a bug, or am I missing something about how apostrophe's are treated?

Thanks in advance,



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