[R] Wide character in print?

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com
Mon Feb 4 08:15:41 CET 2013


       I get "Wide character in print" from trying 
read.xls("22_data.xls") in the gdata package, with "22_data.xls" 
downloaded from "Varieties_Country_A-E.xls" at 

 > library(gdata)
 > read.xls("22_data.xls")
Wide character in print at 
C:/Users/sgraves/pgms/R/R-2.15.2/library/gdata/perl/xls2csv.pl line 270.
 > sessionInfo()
R version 2.15.2 (2012-10-26)
Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)

[1] LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252
[2] LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252
[3] LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252
[5] LC_TIME=English_United States.1252

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods base

other attached packages:
[1] gdata_2.12.0

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] gtools_2.7.0

       I get the same message from xls2sep("22_data.xls").

       It's only a comment, so I suppose I could ignore it.  However, 
it's generated by a function I'm adding to the Ecdat package, and I'd 
rather find a way to avoid it.  (I suppose I could dump it to sink, but 
that's pretty extreme and could mask other problems.)


Spencer Graves, PE, PhD
President and Chief Technology Officer
Structure Inspection and Monitoring, Inc.
751 Emerson Ct.
San José, CA 95126
ph:  408-655-4567
web:  www.structuremonitoring.com

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