[R] Variable passed to function not used in function in select=... in subset
petr.pikal at precheza.cz
Tue Nov 11 12:20:04 CET 2008
r-help-bounces at r-project.org napsal dne 11.11.2008 11:32:27:
> Berwin A Turlach wrote:
> > On Tue, 11 Nov 2008 09:27:41 +0100
> > Wacek Kusnierczyk <Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk at idi.ntnu.no> wrote:
> >> but then it might be worth asking whether carrying on with misdesign
> >> for backward compatibility outbalances guaranteed crashes in future
> >> users' programs, [...]
> > Why is it worth asking this if nobody else asks it?
> i guess most of the people who do ask questions here care little about r
> itself, they just want it to solve a problem, even if it involves
> hacking the language.
Well, if somebody does not care what is he/she doing then he/she should
If you do not care about how to use machine-gun correctly you could easily
harm yourself or others.
> those outside the r team who care about language design have probably
> left the list long ago, if only they were subscribed. the fact that
I am just a BFU although for some time already, so I learned much virtues
from capable persons who are developing and using R. I started with R when
I had to change from DOS Statgraphics to some Windows based program and
get used to it.
It is like buying new shoes. If somebody just put them on, go for a some
mountaineering, find out that they cause blisters, discard them and buy a
new pair then he probable does not get rid of blisters.
> it's only me asking is no statistics. i do talk to people, and know
> many who'd ask, but they just don't care, because they have already
> trashed r. instead of discouraging me, make use of that i care to ask.
If i understand - see Gabors post
> Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
>> Certainly this has been recognized as a potential problem:
>> however, it is convenient when you are performing
>> an analysis and entering commands directly as opposed
>> to writing a program although possibly the potential ambiguities
>> overshadow the convenience.
But changing it could be quite difficult and not on developers high
Just my 2c
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