[R] write.table

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Wed Apr 10 18:17:21 CEST 2002

On 10 Apr 2002, Michaell Taylor wrote:

> I actually remember something about that in R 1.3, but I am using R 1.4
> now :
> R : Copyright 2001, The R Development Core Team
> Version 1.4.0  (2001-12-19)
> (I just double checked).
> BUT, I see I am one step out of date in the foreign library. I have
> foreign_0.4-6.tar.gz, but I see a  foreign_0.5-2.tar.gz on cran, so
> perhaps that is the issue.

You're actually a few steps out of date.  According to the Changelog the
bug was fixed in November and 0.4-8 was released in December.

The problem is that R sometimes uses the C length of a string and
sometimes uses the allocated length, and that read.dta was making these


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