Re: [Rd] Test for argument in ...

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun 02 Jul 2006 - 01:56:34 GMT

Try this:

> f <- function(...) if (!is.null(list(...)$arg1)) cat("arg1 found\n") else cat("arg1 not found\n")
> f(arg1 = 3)

arg1 found
> f(arg2 = 3)

arg1 not found

On 7/1/06, Gregor Gorjanc <gregor.gorjanc@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello!
>
> Say I have a function foo1, which has argument ... to pass various
> arguments to foo2 i.e.
>
> foo1 <- function(x, ...)
> {
> foo2(x, ...)
> }
>
> Say that foo2 accepts argument arg1 and I would like to do the following:
> - if foo1 is called as foo1(x) then I would like to assign some value to
> arg1 inside foo1 before calling foo2
>
> arg1 <- "some value"
> foo2(x, arg1=arg1)
>
> - if foo1 is called foo1(arg1="some other value") do not assign some
> value to arg1 and call foo2
>
> foo2(arg1=arg1)
>
> However, I am not able to do this since I do not know how to test/check
> if arg1 was given in foo1. Is it possible to test whether some argument
> was passed in "..." i.e. something like
>
> foo1 <- function(x, ...)
> {
> if(testForArgumentInThreeDots(arg1)) arg1 <- "some value"
> foo2(x, arg1=arg1, ...)
> }
>
> Thanks!
>
> --
> Lep pozdrav / With regards,
> Gregor Gorjanc
>
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