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Tolerate blank lines ... at least at the end of input? #321

jennybc opened this Issue Nov 25, 2015 · 1 comment


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jennybc commented Nov 25, 2015

input <- "x,y\n1,2\n\n"
read.csv(text = input)
#>   x y
#> 1 1 2
#> Warning: 1 parsing failure.
#> row col  expected    actual
#>   2  -- 2 columns 1 columns
#> Source: local data frame [2 x 2]
#>       x     y
#>   (int) (int)
#> 1     1     2
#> 2    NA    NA
#> Source: local data frame [1 x 2]
#>       x     y
#>   (int) (int)
#> 1     1     2

It seems reasonable to tolerate and ignore blank lines ... at least at the end of the input.


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hadley commented Jun 2, 2016

Yeah, I think that's totally reasonable (and for empty lines anywhere, not just at the end). It's just a little tricky to implement because you need to think more about what line numbers to report in error messages etc - the original line numbers, or the row numbers in the generated data frame.

@hadley hadley modified the milestone: 0.3.0 Jul 13, 2016

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