[Rd] Why change data type when dropping to one-dimension?

Wacek Kusnierczyk Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk at idi.ntnu.no
Sat May 30 00:25:26 CEST 2009

Stavros Macrakis wrote:
> This is another example of the general preference of the designers of R for
> convenience over consistency.
> In my opinion, this is a design flaw even for non-programmers, because I
> find that inconsistencies make the system harder to learn.  Yes, the naive
> user may stumble over the difference between m[[1,1]] and m[1,1] a few times
> before getting it, but once he or she understands the principle, it is
> general.



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