Am Montag, 1. Dezember 2014, 11:12:48 schrieb Thomas Friedrichsmeier:
> See my last mail. I think defaulting to CSV (_not_ CVS2!) would be sensible.

ok, i'm all for it.

> Assorted comments:
> - Why is the "append" option controlled by the predefined format?

you just wrote it yourself:

> "append, col.names, sep, dec and qmethod cannot be altered."


that option and the column names are the deactivated settings i was referring 
to, for write.csv() and write.csv2(). they are not all on the same tab -- i 
tried to make the dialog as similar to the import plugin as possible, but 
there are quite some differences.

> - Uncommenting arguments, that do not apply, is a nifty idea, but does come
> with some drawbacks:
>   - Bloats the generated code
>   - Seems to suggest that these _could_ be customized for write.csv(2).
> However, the R help says: "append, col.names, sep, dec and qmethod cannot be
> altered." I'd suggest stripping these.

sure, this is only an idea. but let me explain how it came to this: firstly, i 
was thinking about people who want to learn R; there should also appear an 
explaining comment above the write.csv() call explaining that the commented 
options cannot be changed here (btw, if you try, write.csv() throws a warning 
saying the same). secondly, the commented options show the value that they're 
set to internally; for instance, "col.names" depends on the setting of 

@aaron: what do you think would be most useful? the generated code currently 

  # some options can't be changed with write.csv()
  # they have been commented out to show the values they are set to

the stripped alternative would be:


the R code currently also includes all defaults. if we want to strip it down 
to the absolutely necessary arguments only, it would result in just this:


> - Remove the "data.frame"-warning (see my last mail).

with pleasure.

> - For encoding specification, import_spss and import_stata share some code
> (currently in the form of a <snippet>. It might make sense to turn this into
> an embeddable plugin, and use it.

i actually included that snipped first, but it added another full tab and had 
a checkbox for "converting strings" which i didn't find the best wording here. 
so i copied the dropdown menu -- and added the checked "(default)" option, 
since write.table() defaults to 'fileEncoding=""'.

having something to embed would be great, but i still didn't really get how to 
write an embeddable plugin ;-)

viele grüße :: m.eik

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  abt. f"ur diagnostik und differentielle psychologie
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