new sep argument for interaction (was: Re: [R] Concatenating variables)

Deepayan Sarkar deepayan at
Thu Aug 5 00:32:02 CEST 2004

On Wednesday 04 August 2004 15:50, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:

> Several people have already mentioned paste, which returns a
> character result, and two other solutions, depending on what you are
> looking for, are:
>    with(tenn, 100 * up + 10 * down + stable)  # numeric result
>    with(tenn, interaction(up, down, stable, sep =""))  # factor
> result

Except that interaction doesn't have a sep= argument. 

I think it would be useful to have one, and this was also suggested by 
Ted Harding back in June:

Any reason against implementing this?


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