[R] thousand separator (was RE: weight)
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue May 1 11:28:40 CEST 2007
Liaw, Andy wrote:
> Looks very neat, Gabor!
> I just cannot fathom why anyone who want to write numerics with those
> separators in a flat file. That's usually not for human consumption,
> and computers don't need those separators!
The world is stranger than you think...
(One of my favourite gripes is the used of localized decimal separators
in .csv files, which used to be a perfectly well-defined data format,
but is now nonportable across locales. Or even between programs on the
same machine: AFAIR, SAS reads and writes the US format in all locales,
and SPSS uses the local format...)
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