[R] Question about Line Ending Choice

Stephen H. Dawson, DSL @erv|ce @end|ng |rom @hd@w@on@com
Thu Sep 29 19:08:03 CEST 2022

Hi Enrico,

You bring me the missing piece of my understanding to my conceptual 
planning and cost counting to avoid delivery costs being greater than 

Much appreciated.

*Stephen Dawson, DSL*
/Executive Strategy Consultant/
Business & Technology
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On 9/29/22 05:24, Enrico Schumann wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Sep 2022, Stephen H. Dawson, DSL via R-help writes:
>> Hi All,
>> I am writing with a question about choosing the line
>> ending aspect of a file, please.
>> I use write.csv and write.table to export work to CSV
>> files and TXT files. I am planning now on how to share
>> my work with the Windows crowd beyond only sharing with
>> the Linux crowd. I use my text editor to flip the line
>> ending option from Linux to Windows after
>> exporting. This is inefficient for me to accomplish if
>> I ramp up production as I expect will occur.
>> Staying with the character encoding of UTF-8 seems fine
>> for now from what I understand I need to deliver to my
>> customers.
>> What seems more efficient to me is to learn how to use
>> R to define the line ending aspect of the exported
>> file. I have not found if this is an option within R.
>> Is it possible within R to define the line ending aspect of file output?
>> Kindest Regards,
> Just a remark: there is a "standard" for CSV,
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/rfc4180.
> It always requires CRLF as the line ending.

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