[R] make.names() does not return what is expected

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jul 27 14:33:33 CEST 2005

It's a bug, soon to be fixed in R-patched.

On Wed, 27 Jul 2005, Xavier [utf-8] Fernández i Marín wrote:

> Hello,
> I don't know if it's only me, but I can't get make.names() transform '_' inthe way it is expected when I add the "allow_" option. A simple example tryingto replicate the example provided in the help page gives:
> -----8<---------------> make.names(c("a and b", "a_and_b"), unique=TRUE, allow_=FALSE)[1] "a and b." "a_and_b"-----8<---------------
> When the example says it should be:-----8<---------------make.names(c("a and b", "a_and_b"), unique=TRUE, allow_=FALSE)# "a.and.b"  "a.and.b.1"-----8<---------------
> I'm using R-2.1.1 compiled by myself on a gentoo GNU/Linux laptop.
> Anybody with the same problems?
> Thank you,

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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