[R] missing argument

Bert Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Wed Dec 10 23:09:53 CET 2008

 I believe the usual practice in this case is simply to give default values
for arguments:
function(x, y, opt.arg1 = 0, opt.arg2 = sin(1),...)

If you haven't already done so, perusal of "An Introduction to R" --
especially the "Named Arguments and Defaults" -- would be appropriate.

Bert Gunter


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never used it myself, but looks like it might help you  :-)

Tony Breyal.

On 10 Dec, 19:09, "jonas garcia" <garcia.jona... at googlemail.com>
> Dear list,
> I have a question and I'm going to give an example of my problem
> f<- function(d1, d2, d3)
> {
> d<- d1*d2/d3
> return(d)
> }
> v1<- 1
> v2<- 2
> If I try
> f(v1, v2, v3)
> Error in f(v1, v2, v3) : object "v3" not found
> I obviously got the above error message.
> I would like to add something to my function to allow me to get a certain
> value (say zero)
> if one of the arguments is not provided (in this case v3).
> Thanks in advance
> J
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