[Rd] cbind error with check.names
fgnu32 at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 25 13:58:58 CEST 2013
>> I meant what is the design principle behind check.names being hardcoded to
>> I see no conflict with the purpose of cbind from the ability to specify
>> at the level of cbind.
> Perhaps data.frame() should throw an error if there are duplicate names,
> or perhaps it should have a separate argument to say what to do about duplicate
> but changing that sort of thing now would break a fair bit of code. Perhaps
> cbind.data.frame should not call data.frame, but copy the work that data.frame
> does or perhaps it should check for duplicate names on the output of
> Is it worth the time to do that?
Bill, thanks for your reply. I understand that this is one of things that just are. For me, the ability to check for duplicate names in dataframes is important, and it is surprising that I never realised before that cbind has this limitation.
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