Summary [R] R 1.9.0, special characters in variable names.

Murray Jorgensen maj at
Thu Jun 24 12:09:54 CEST 2004

This is not what I would call a summary. A summary should:

1.	State the original question.

2.	Give a pre'cis of the responses.

Murray Jorgensen

Sixten Borg wrote:

> Summary: 
> The locale setting in the operating system seems to be involved in what confused me a little bit.
> Thank you all for your help, especially the suggested work-around  data.frame(..., check.names=F) which works very well.
> A mystery still to be solved is why two versions of R, running on the same machine on the same time, behaves differently.
> Please do not respond to this on the list. I very much welcome you not to respond at all.
> Sixten.
>>>>Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at> 2004-06-24 10:20:55 >>>
>>Can we stop blaming R for things which are not its fault, especially as 
>>that has already been pointed out twice this morning?
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Dr Murray Jorgensen
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