[R] The behaviour of read.csv().

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Fri Dec 3 02:34:07 CET 2010

On 3/12/2010, at 2:04 PM, Peter Ehlers wrote:


> Rolf,
> This is not to argue with your point re counter-intuitive,
> but I always run a count.fields() first if I haven't seen
> (or can't easily see) the file in my editor. I must have
> learned that the hard way a long time ago.

Sound advice!  Thanks.  I'd just like to point out however
that it might be an idea to set quote="\"" in the call to
count.fields() --- to make its idea of how many fields there
are consistent with that of read.csv().  In count.fields()
quote defaults to "\"'" whereas in read.csv() it defaults
to "\"".



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