[R] Zero Index Origin?

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at myway.com
Thu Apr 1 01:00:00 CEST 2004

Bob Cain wrote:

: Jason Turner wrote:
: > However, I'd like to second Prof. Ripley's remark that if you're actually
: > using indicies explicitly, you probably haven't wrapped your head around
: > how powerful the indexing structure and "whole object" approach is in S
: > (including R).  It's been a long time since I used counter-based indicies.
: I absolutely agree that the powerful indexing in R 
: ameliorates it to a large extent but even the less powerful 
: indexing of Matlab should satisfy that condition and yet 
: there is still considerable sturm and drang over this issue.

I believe the point was not so much that R has powerful indexing 
(which it does) but that the capabilities of dealing with objects as 
a whole, i.e. without using indexing at all, makes facilities for 
indexing less important.

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