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FR: Robust option for fread not to split lines #1616

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MichaelChirico opened this issue Mar 31, 2016 · 1 comment
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FR: Robust option for fread not to split lines #1616

MichaelChirico opened this issue Mar 31, 2016 · 1 comment
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@MichaelChirico MichaelChirico commented Mar 31, 2016

As documented here, fread can be used rather effectively as a tool for reading fixed-width files within its existing framework.

One problem with using sep = "\n", however, is that carriage return is not so uniform across systems/file types (notably, Windows, with uses \r\n).

@dselivanov's PR # 1518 currently addresses this; I'm adding my hat in the ring to vouch for its utility.

There are other uses for this besides reading fixed-width files, but that is the application I see as having the most frequent benefit.

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@MichaelChirico MichaelChirico commented Oct 31, 2017

Closed by #2451

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