[R] Wide character in print?
spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com
Mon Feb 4 17:39:26 CET 2013
Googling for "Wide characters in print" led me to a discussion that
pushed me to review the "read.table" help page. Careful study there
suggested I try setting "fileEncoding" to something; it suggested I
look at the "Encoding" section in the help file for "file". This
suggested that anything I got to work on my computer might not be
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
Wide character in print at
C:/Users/sgraves/pgms/R/R-2.15.2/library/gdata/perl/xls2csv.pl line 270.
R version 2.15.2 (2012-10-26)
Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)
 LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252
 LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252
 LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252
 LC_TIME=English_United States.1252
attached base packages:
 stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
other attached packages:
loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
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
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