[R] how to use "..."

Rolf Turner rolf.turner at xtra.co.nz
Fri Jan 18 01:10:17 CET 2013

The "help" facility is applicable to functions and data sets.  It is not 
or intended to give "help" with respect to R syntax (with the exception of
the basic syntax of the operators --- unary and binary --- and the 
rules of precedence).


         Rolf Turner

On 01/18/2013 09:17 AM, Steve Taylor wrote:
> The ellipsis object is not listed in the base help pages!
> help(`+`) # this works - help on arithmetic operators
> help("+") # also works
> help(`...`) # fails with Error: '...' used in an incorrect context
> help("...") # fails also with No documentation for '...' in specified packages and libraries: you could try '??...'
> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Ivan Calandra
> Sent: Friday, 18 January 2013 4:43a
> To: R. Michael Weylandt
> Cc: R list
> Subject: Re: [R] how to use "..."
> Do you know where I can find some documentation about it?

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