[Rd] Please make Pre-3.1 read.csv (type.convert) behavior available

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sat Apr 26 13:28:40 CEST 2014

On 26/04/2014, 12:23 AM, Tom Kraljevic wrote:
> Hi,
> We at 0xdata use Java and R together, and the new behavior for read.csv has
> made R unable to read the output of Java’s Double.toString().

It may be less convenient, but it's certainly not "unable".  Use colClasses.

> This, needless to say, is disruptive for us.  (Actually, it was downright shocking.)

It wouldn't have been a shock if you had tested pre-release versions. 
Commercial users of R should be contributing to its development, and 
that's a really easy way to do so.

Duncan Murdoch

> +1 for restoring old behavior.

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