[R] dplyr complete.cases(.) works one way but not another

Dimitri Liakhovitski dimitri.liakhovitski at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 16:04:25 CEST 2015

I don't have a data set, but my question is very clear without it.
I have a data frame 'mydata' and want to reproduce in dplyr the
following R base command:

mydata[complete.cases(mydata), ]

This dplyr command produces the expected result:

mydata %>% filter(complete.cases(.))

But this command doesn't work:

filter(mydata, complete.cases(.))
Error: object '.' not found

Why doesn't it work?
Thank you!

Dimitri Liakhovitski

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