RE: [NMusers] [Suggest] NONMEM adds UTF-8 support for csv files

From: Bauer, Robert <Robert.Bauer_at_iconplc.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2018 17:45:11 +0000

Mark:
NONMEM does not use or interpret extended UTF-8 code, but perhaps you mean that NONMEM could filter out bytes>127 when reading in data files that are UTF-8 encoded, and process only bytes <=127. This can certainly be done, and I can add it to the list of improvements for the next release.

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From: owner-nmusers_at_globomaxnm.com<mailto:owner-nmusers_at_globomaxnm.com> [mailto:owner-nmusers_at_globomaxnm.com] On Behalf Of Mark Tepeck
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:56 PM
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Cc: Sebastien Bihorel; STANDING, Joseph (GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN NHS FOUNDATION TRUST)
Subject: Re: [NMusers] [Suggest] NONMEM adds UTF-8 support for csv files

Hi Joe and Sebastien,

Thank you for your feedback. Microsoft software is surely not my favorite platform; However, I have to stick with MS due to the policy for the organization computer I use.

I agree with Sebastien that there are some easy workarounds. It is indeed easy on an individual basis, but it can be substantial efforts if accumulated for all NONMEM users. NONMEM has more than a decade history; why couldn’t it be made more robust, versatile and user-friendly?

Even if the new feature requested doesn’t benefit every end-user immediately, it might be useful one day. UFT-8 BOM csv files are widely supported by csv viewers, which speaks for their value in some scenarios. Why couldn’t it be supported by NONMEM as well? The most successful software are typically those constantly evolving and adapting to meet users rather than those ignoring users feedback and calling them to make an adaption.

Best,

Mark
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