[R] [bug] Follow up: paste doesn't...

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Thu Dec 6 17:34:01 CET 2001

On Thu, 6 Dec 2001, Michaell Taylor wrote:

> Bingo.  The object did come from a stata dataset originally, though it was
> transformed a few ways since being read in.
> Saving it as an R object and reloading fixed the problem.  There must be a
> glitch in the foreign library.

There was. There isn't any more (well, there isn't *that* particular
glitch).  In principle an internal routine could use either Rf_length() or
strlen() to work out the length of a string. read.dta was giving strings
where Rf_length was the field width and strlen was the actual string
length, so things got confused.


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