R-alpha: -- data files : read.table(..., header=TRUE) -- Yes!

Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 16:52:31 +0200

>>>>> "Doug" == Douglas Bates <bates@stat.wisc.edu> writes:

    Doug>  .....
    Doug> I can't find copies of those messages so I will summarize here.

sorry, once more.

    Doug> One of them was unimportant - simply an observation that the
    Doug> mis-typing of TITLE as TITLe in the documentation for the library
    Doug> function is intentional.  

yes! (it partly breaks the HTML version..)

But with the new Rd (man) style and its perl scripts, the problem is gone

    Doug> The second was a query to Fritz with a
    Doug> copy to this list on whether the data files in the bootstrap
    Doug> library are indeed accessible with the data function.  It seems
    Doug> not.
This also has quite a bit changed in the current source.

As Kurt says, all the packages have to be updated though before they work
with the current directory structure.

    Doug> f there was a convention that files ending with .data in a
    Doug> data directory should be read with read.table I think that would
    Doug> be great.
Maybe we should have  '.dat'
in order  for the Win3.x  version to need less adaption for porting... 

    Doug> Actually I think it would be "insanely great" if they
    Doug> were read with read.table(filename, header = TRUE) 
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Yes again!

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