[R] Adding labels to variables
richard_raubertas at merck.com
Thu Aug 26 00:50:38 CEST 2004
Sigh. I thought I was making a small innocuous observation,
but it has apparently been taken as some kind of challenge.
Martin's efforts to correct this usage seem (to me) frequent
enough to justify calling the mistake 'common', but I guess
others will disagree.
And what grounds do you have for your implication that it is
a mistake I make?
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> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Peter Dalgaard
> Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 4:37 PM
> To: Mike Prager
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> Subject: Re: [R] Adding labels to variables
> "Mike Prager" <Mike.Prager at noaa.gov> writes:
> > At 01:01 PM 08/25/2004, Raubertas, Richard wrote:
> > >As long as the function to load a package is called *library*,
> > >I think your campaign to change common usage is doomed to failure.
> Who says it's common usage? It is of course a common fallacy to think
> that everyone else makes the same mistakes as you do...
> > Yes, and it's also annoyingly hard to remember -- at least for those
> > of us who don't eat, sleep, and breathe R.
> There's a good chance that R-2.x will introduce usePackage() and
> eventually remove library() as a tool for loading packages.
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