[R] Indexing issue
tlumley at u.washington.edu
Tue Aug 1 22:13:23 CEST 2006
On Tue, 1 Aug 2006, Swidan, Firas wrote:
> R is having the following weird behavior and I am not sure if that is a
> feature or a bug:
It's a feature. And a very old FAQ (#7.5)
> I am working on the following "3D" array:
> , , 1
> [1,] TRUE
> [2,] TRUE
> [3,] TRUE
> [4,] TRUE
> [5,] TRUE
>  "array"
>  5 1 1
> When I try to get the first 2D subarray, the whole thing folds into a
>  TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE
> This causes a lot of trouble in the R code as one would have expected to get
> a 2D array but ends up with this "logical" vector.
> Is this the way it was meant to be? Does not this behavior bother anyone
> else besides me?
Yes, it is the way it was meant to be. It has bothered other people, but
the alternatives are probably worse.
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