[Rd] write.table(* , digits = ..) ?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 13:02:11 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Martin Maechler wrote:

> Can anyone think of  reason why
>   write.table()
> doesn't have an optional digits argument?
> Via paste() and hence the internal "as.character" equivalent,
> it obeys the options()$digits setting ...
> which is quite logical for the experienced user, but not for others who
> just want to `export' their data to a portable format.
> I propose to add that argument in order to help these kind of users.

Well, it *is* covered in the `R Data Import/Export' manual under
write.table, and I assume all you intend to do is to include setting
options(digits=) and reset?


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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