Jonathan Rougier
Fri, 16 Jul 1999 14:12:30 +0100 (BST)

Can I suggest that vector() has an additional names argument?  This would
make it more comparable with matrix() and array().  I frequently find
myself doing

	fred <- vector("list", length(happy))
	names(fred) <- names(happy)

when I would rather be doing

	fred <- vector("list", length(happy), names = names(happy))

Just a thought.  Cheers, Jonathan.

Jonathan Rougier                       Science Laboratories
Department of Mathematical Sciences    South Road
University of Durham                   Durham DH1 3LE

"[B]egin upon the precept ... that the things we see are to be 
 weighed in the scale with what we know"  (Meredith, 1879, The Egoist)

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