[R] Bug (?): reading binary files in Windows 10

Albrecht Kauffmann @lk@uffm @ending from f@@tm@il@fm
Thu Dec 6 14:50:57 CET 2018

Dear Kate,

I cannot find your small script, but I downloaded the file using your command line. It has the size of  142773760 bytes (136.2 MB).


  Albrecht Kauffmann
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Am Do, 6. Dez 2018, um 13:45, schrieb Kate Stone:
> Hello r-help,
> Could you help me determine whether this is an R bug or not?
> I've been trying to read this binary file in R:
> download.file("ftp://ftp.fieldtriptoolbox.org/pub/fieldtrip/tutorial/preprocessing_erp/s04.eeg","s04.eeg")
> and I get a different length file (i.e. much longer) in Windows  >= 8
> x64 (build 9200) than in Ubuntu. I've tested it with different R
> versions in Windows and different package versions with the same
> incorrect result. Other colleagues have tested it on the same
> Windows/Ubuntu builds and got the correct length.
> I'm not sure whether this is an R problem or something to do with my
> OS specifically, or even with the file itself. Any ideas?? I've
> attached a small script demonstrating the issue.
> Many thanks,
> Kate
> -- 
> Kate Stone
> PhD candidate
> Vasishth Lab | Department of Linguistics
> Potsdam University, 14467 Potsdam, Germany
> https://auskate.github.io
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