[Rd] View() crashy on Ubuntu 9.04

Ben Bolker bolker at ufl.edu
Fri May 15 23:24:02 CEST 2009

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> Thank you, included in R-patched and R-devel now.



> I do wonder sometimes if people who only work with data in ASCII or in 
> a Western European language covered by Latin-1 realize the extent of 
> the overhead that using a UTF-8 locale implies, especially for the X11 
> functionality.  I still use a Latin-1 locale on Linux much of the 
> time.  There are a lot of optimizations in the R code for ASCII-only 
> data, but rather fewer in the I/O areas.

Speaking for myself, I certainly don't -- but even as a fairly long-time
Linux user it
would rarely occur to me to change the default locale set by my OS for the
of working with R (maybe it will now) ...

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