[R] Question about Line Ending Choice
Stephen H. Dawson, DSL
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Thu Sep 29 19:10:45 CEST 2022
Awesome idea, Jorgen. Thanks for the input.
As expected, it was smart to ask about matter this before I undertook my
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On 9/28/22 12:06, Jorgen Harmse via R-help wrote:
> eol seems to be the parameter to use, but the answers so far appear to assume that the file is created on a Mac. For example, I think that �\r\n� on Windows would produce CR CR LF. I don�t have both systems handy (so I can�t test), but I think you should use raw to specify the bytes you want.
> # I think the following are independent of the OS on which you are writing the file.
> CR <- rawToChar(as.raw(13))
> LF <- rawToChar(as.raw(10))
> if missing(target)
> # Hope that it matches the machine on which you are writing the file.
> eol <- �\n�
> else if (target==�Windows�)
> eol <- c(CR,LF)
> else if (target %in% c(�Unix�,�Mac�))
> eol <- LF
> else if �.
> stop(�Unexpected target.�)
> write.table(eol=eol, �.)
> Jorgen Harmse.
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> Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 11:35:54 -0400
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> Hi Bert,
> Thanks for the reply.
> I did see the parameter, but was not sure if this is the correct
> parameter to reference. I also see it in write.csv.
> I take it you are saying the eol parameter is the best practice for
> exporting from R using these functions. Am I correct or is there another
> option other than write.csv and write.table I should be considering?
> *Stephen Dawson, DSL*
> /Executive Strategy Consultant/
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> On 9/27/22 11:29, Bert Gunter wrote:
>> Did you not see the "eol" parameter in write.table ?
>> On Tue, Sep 27, 2022 at 8:23 AM Stephen H. Dawson, DSL via R-help
>> <r-help using r-project.org> wrote:
>> 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
>> beyond only sharing with the Linux crowd. I use my text editor to
>> 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
>> 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
>> Kindest Regards,
>> *Stephen Dawson, DSL*
>> /Executive Strategy Consultant/
>> Business & Technology
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