[Rd] R 2.1.1: read.table processes C-style escapes (PR#8037)

Gordon Smyth smyth at wehi.edu.au
Wed Jul 27 09:12:05 CEST 2005

Thanks for the reply. Apologies for checking only R patched rather than 

I guess that this means that someone must have a use for allowEscapes=TRUE 
when read reading a file in table format into a data frame. It is hard to 


At 04:59 PM 27/07/2005, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>This seems of historical interest only.
>allowEscapes is currently (in R-devel, where development happens) an 
>argument to read.table.
>We do ask people to check the current version!

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