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Re: We need a global decision about R data in binary format, and stick to it.

On Mon, Aug 05, 2013 at 09:57:35AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Dear Paul and everybody,
> it is the common practice in upstream R packages to store data in binary
> objects.  Those objects can be modified with R, and exported into various
> formats.  The Debian archive if full of them.

This is not unlike a Python pickle.

However, even more to the point, with *this* package, that was a
*generated data table*. These *generated* values are clearly not prefered
form of modification. I asked the uploader to point to where they came
from. I don't think this is unfair.

Surely you can see this.

> The question asked by Paul is a recurrent question that comes each time the FTP
> trainees rotate (basically once per release cycle, because during the Freeze
> the FTP trainees find other exciting tasks to do, and then do not seem to have
> much time to process NEW anymore).

This must mean many people who care deeply about this topic see this as an


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