[R] RE: Shapefiles package upload

Benjamin.STABLER@odot.state.or.us Benjamin.STABLER at odot.state.or.us
Thu Jul 24 00:36:21 CEST 2003

Sorry, I meant to say ArcGIS does not permit periods in field names.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: STABLER Benjamin 
>Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 3:29 PM
>To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
>Subject: Shapefiles package upload
>I uploaded version 0.3 of the shapefiles package to CRAN 
>earlier today.  Version 0.2 had a bug that omitted the decimal 
>precision in numeric fields so some programs (such as ArcGIS) 
>would not parse the fields correctly.  I also added an 
>argument to write.dbf to swap "." with "_" since ArcGIS does 
>not permit underscores in field names.  Let me know if you run 
>into any other problems.  Thanks.
>Benjamin Stabler
>Transportation Planning Analysis Unit
>Oregon Department of Transportation
>555 13th Street NE, Suite 2
>Salem, OR 97301  Ph: 503-986-4104

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