[R] difference between assignment syntax <- vs =

Sundar Dorai-Raj sdorairaj at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 16:35:11 CET 2009

Read the help page as to their differences: ?"<-"

On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 7:30 AM, Thomas Mang <thomas.mang at fiwi.at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Both operators <- and = can be used to make an assignment. My question is:
> Is there a semantic difference between these two? Some time ago, I remember
> I have read that because of some reason, one should be given preference over
> the other - but I cannot remember the source, nor the argument, nor which
> operator the preferred was.
> What is the present state ?
> Is still one version better than the other, or is it only a matter of taste
> what to use ?
> thanks
> Thomas
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