[Rd] "Name partially matched in data frame"
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 21:32:16 CEST 2014
On 30/04/2014 3:03 PM, Fisher Dennis wrote:
> R 3.1.0
> OS X
> I recently updated to 3.1.0 and I have encountered
> Warning messages: ... Name partially matched in data frame
> when I do something like:
> where colname is actually something longer than that (but unambiguous).
> I have much appreciated the partial matching capabilities because it fits with my workflow. I often receive updated data months after the initial code is written. In order to keep track of what I did in the past, I provide lengthy (unambiguous) names for columns, then abbreviate the names as I call them. This behavior has been termed “lazy” in various correspondence on this mailing list but it works for me and probably works for others.
> I realize that the new message is only a warning but it is a minor nuisance. Would it be possible to add an
> option(partialMatch=TRUE) ## default is FALSE
> or something similar to suppress that behavior? That should keep both camps happy.
I'd be much happier with a general mechanism to suppress particular
warnings. Then you could choose to suppress this one.
We might be able to do that with options("warning.expression"), but I
don't see how...
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