[Rd] rank(*) with NAs -- new option "keep" desired

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Sep 11 17:17:26 MEST 2003

On Thu, 11 Sep 2003, Martin Maechler wrote:

> [ For efficiency reasons, sort.list() is preferable to order for
>  the simple order()ing on only one argument. ]

No preference these days unless na.last=NA.  order() recognizes it has
only one argument and uses the sort.list internals.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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