[R] packaged datasets in .csv format (David Firth)

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Fri Jul 11 01:27:30 CEST 2003

"Andrew C. Ward" <s195404 at student.uq.edu.au> writes:

> This information and advice is indeed very useful.
> Some would wonder, however, whether a file delimited with semi-
> colons can still be called a CSV file. Excel Help has "CSV (Comma
> delimited) format") ;-)

Well, Excel will itself generate CSV files separated with semicolons
in some locales, as far as I know. It doesn't work well to have commas
as decimal separator *and* field separator (although I've heard that
a version of Paradox did exactly that...) 

I do often wonder which idiot made CSV files locale dependent, and for
what possible reason.

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