[R] ascii load file ( was Re: none)

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Nov 8 01:38:51 CET 2000

Jonathan Myles <mylesj at icrf.icnet.uk> writes:

> I've now got a colleague at MRC-BSU to compress it, and email it as an
> attachment to my UNIX machine, where I uncompressed it and then ftp'ed
> it in ascii format to my laptop.  So it doesn't seem to be an ascii/bin
> issue ...

Actually, it is the ascii transfer that could be problematic, because
different machines/OSes have different ideas of what is an ascii file
- and in the case of Microsoft, the same OS may even have multiple
conflicting ideas. A ctrl-Z which was standard for end-of-file in DOS
may be read as a character in Windows and cause the load to hiccup. So
what happens if you transfer in binary?

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