[Rd] Flag '#' in sprintf() format string "%#x"?
hb at stat.berkeley.edu
Sun Jun 21 00:44:24 CEST 2009
Hi, this is a bit of FYI, but also a question.
Is flag '#' in sprintf() format string "%#x" fully supported across
platforms? Can that be assumed? I discovered thanks to the r-forge
service, that this was not the case for OSX with "R version 2.9.0
Under development (unstable) (2009-01-13 r47593)", where R CMD check
reports the following:
Error in sprintf("%#x", values) :
use format %d, %i, %x or %X for integer objects
where values <- as.integer(1:5). Note it works well on other
platforms; I don't know about newer R version on OSX. Should I
consider this a glitch in an old version of R (newer R version do a
much better validation here), or should I simply avoid '#'?
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