getting values from a text file (newby)

vsoler vicente.soler at
Sun Feb 1 18:18:50 EST 2009

On 1 feb, 23:57, John Machin <sjmac... at> wrote:
> On Feb 2, 6:18 am, vsoler < at> wrote:
> > r: in the open statement, why do you use 'rb' as 2nd argument? b is
> > supposed to be binary, and my file is text!
> Because unlike Stephen, r has read the csv manual. Binary mode is
> required to handle properly cases like '\n' embedded in a field --
> something which can easily happen when the data has been extracted
> from a database with slack data-entry validation.

Where can I get the csv manual?

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