[Rd] Rd for write.table {utils}: Be explicit about the default separator

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sat Aug 13 18:17:06 CEST 2011

On 11-08-13 8:01 AM, Timothy Bates wrote:
> In "utils/write.table.Rd" the default separator is shown as the invisible character "	".
> In the further documentation, the default separator is not named.
> It would helpful to specify it using an escape character in the \Usage section "\s" or "\t"?
> and to name it explicitly in the \Arguments section

The default for that argument is an ascii space, and " " is the usual 
way that is expressed in R.  \s is not defined in R.

I agree naming the argument could be helpful for some people, but there 
are dozens of instances of this, and I think people will catch on.

Duncan Murdoch

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