[R] Problem with number characters
bobby.corpus at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 10:35:08 CEST 2004
What's the result of running the linux "file" command on your input file?
Does it give "ISO-8859 text " or something else?
[bobby at thor bobby]$ file test2.txt
test2.txt: ISO-8859 text
On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 11:31:33 -0700, Scott Waichler
<scott.waichler at pnl.gov> wrote:
> I am trying to process text fields scanned in from a csv file that is
> output from the Windows database program FileMakerPro. The characters
> onscreen look like regular text, but R does not like their underlying binary form.
> For example, one of text fields contains a name and a number, but
> R recognizes the number as something other than what it appears
> to be in plain text. The character string "Draszt 03" after being
> read into R using scan and ="" becomes "Draszt 03" where the 3 is
> displayed in my R session as a superscript. Here is the result pasted
> into this email I'm composing in emacs: "Draszt 0%/1?iso8859-15Â³"
> Another clue for the knowledgable: when I try to display the vector element
> causing trouble, I get
> <CHARSXP: "Draszt 0%/1?iso8859-15Â³">
> where again the superscipt part is just "3" in my R session. I'm working in
> Linux, R version 1.9.1, 2004-06-21. Your help will be much appreciated.
> Scott Waichler
> Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
> scott.waichler at pnl.gov
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