[R] Variable passed to function not used in function in select=... in subset

Wacek Kusnierczyk Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk at idi.ntnu.no
Tue Nov 11 18:55:56 CET 2008

Gavin Simpson wrote:
>> my whole posting is an attempt, may you try to notice.
>> vQ
> Did you read what you wrote. And you still wonder why you get little
> response from certain quarters?
> 1) Don't say "no further comment" - that is quite arrogant to think that
> you are right and everyone who disagrees is wrong.

that meant 'i won't further comment on this, i give up'.  i thought for
a while about explaining this, but then i though i might use the r
strategy -- let it be ambiguous.

> 2) You are being critical of other people's work in a manner that is not
> polite or respectful of the efforts of others.

i can certainly agree that i don't pay attention to diplomacy.  my
favourite philosopher said 'you should seek friends, not truth';  i
betray him here, fortunately or not.  anyway, if you mean a post raising
serious issues should be ignored just because it is not polished enough,
let it be.  you gain peace, you lose feedback.

i can promise to make more effort to wrap the essence in a cake, and
drop unnecessary pun (you know, i have drop=FALSE by default, because
that's the way many languages other than r have), if this helps.


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