[R] use of quotation marks
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Jun 28 09:41:49 CEST 2008
The answer may be simple: you need to use quotation marks and not the
falsely named 'smart quotes' of Office.
How are you writing your programs? It is best to use an R-aware text
editor, but it you must use Word or similar, turn off all the automatic
On Fri, 27 Jun 2008, Rodrigo Briceño wrote:
> Dear R Users. I just discovered today a problem in the use of
> quotation marks when I'm doing some programs in R. I'm using windows
> vista environment.
> The programs that I wrote in the University, made in Windows XP
> machines run perfectly, but when I run those in my laptop with VISTA,
> there are many errors. Those errors are due to the type of quotation
> In the university the quotation marks appear inclined (talking about
> position), but in Vista quotation marks are totally vertical. So my
> question is how to avoid this issue? Is there an specific font format
> that I need to use to avoid those problems???
> Thanks in advance for the help.
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> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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