[R] read.table behavior for Dates.

Jeroen Ooms jeroenooms at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 21:57:21 CEST 2010

Yes I know I can manually do it, but I am using it for scripts in which users
upload files. Hence, I don't know what's going to come; I don't know on
before hand whether data will contain Dates, and in which columns they
appear. This is why I was surprised that read.table has some (undocumented)
behavior of converting columns that look like Dates to a different format.

I would like to control this default behavior of the read.table function,
rather than set a type for a specific column of a specific file. 

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