[Rd] Suggestion for comments in data files (i.e. read.table)
Prof Brian Ripley
Prof Brian Ripley <email@example.com>
Tue, 23 May 2000 11:56:43 +0100 (BST)
> From: "Jens Oehlschlägel-Akiyoshi" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 10:40:25 +0200
> for Prof. Ripley's suggestion
> > My suggestion would be to allow # anywhere on the line to skip the
> > rest of the line, and to make sure that # inside quotes did nothing.
> Final comment: any solution having # skip the rest of the line MUST be
> optional, otherwise R looses it's ability to
> import general ASCII-data. You never know whether some people use special
> characters in their strings.
Yes, Telford Tendys had comment=FALSE as the default for that argument.
Brian D. Ripley, email@example.com
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