[R] difference between assignment syntax <- vs =
ken.knoblauch at inserm.fr
Mon Feb 23 12:45:36 CET 2009
Wacek Kusnierczyk <Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk <at> idi.ntnu.no> writes:
> Thomas Lumley wrote:
> > Although it's probably true that most long-time R users use <-, this
> > is at least in part because a long-time R user would initially have
> > had to use <-, since = wasn't available in the distant past.
> > I would say that it's entirely a matter of taste -- the things that
> > otherwise could have been traps are mostly syntax errors. The only
> > proviso is that if you post code using = it is (even more) important
> > to leave spaces around the = than it would be for <-.
> the reason being ...?
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