Ben Bolker's wish list

Prof Brian D Ripley
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 07:56:42 +0000 (GMT)

On Tue, 9 Feb 1999, Ben Bolker wrote:

>     - the ability to set just the lower or upper limits on an axis and
> have the other limit auto-scaled (somewhat trickier: I don't know the
> most convenient way for the user to specify this)

The obvious idea is to use NA to specify a limit to be computed.
>   either an option or a separate function that makes edit() change the
> underlying object:
> pedit <- function (y) 
> {
>     assign(deparse(substitute(y)), edit(y), inherits = TRUE)
> }

Why do you want that? In particular, what do you want inherits = TRUE to
achieve?  (As I understand R's documentation, this replaces objects
found down the search path in the global environment, so you must
envisage calling pedit from within a nested set of expressions.)

If you take a closer look at fix(), you will see that you only want
to deparse names and it would be better to check if y (why `y'?) exists.
As I see it all you want to do is to change the last line of fix, and I am
puzzled as to why you want to do that.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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