Re: [Rd] as.data.frame.character lacks nm= argument

From: Bert Gunter <gunter.berton_at_gene.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:48:29 -0700

Bill:

as.data.frame.character() has no nm, argument, so providing one causes the error as you can see from the code. Presumably, this is what you meant by bug/inconsistency, right?

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 1:32 PM, William Dunlap <wdunlap_at_tibco.com> wrote:
> Is the following behavior with as.data.frame(nm=...) a bug? It is an inconsistency:
>
>> as.data.frame(LETTERS[1:10], nm="FirstTenLetters")
> Error in as.data.frame.vector(x, ..., nm = nm) :
> formal argument "nm" matched by multiple actual arguments
>
> nm= works for integer arguments:
>
>> as.data.frame(1:10, nm="OneToTen")
> OneToTen
> 1 1
> 2 2
> 3 3
> 4 4
> 5 5
> 6 6
> 7 7
> 8 8
> 9 9
> 10 10
>
> Bill Dunlap
> Spotfire, TIBCO Software
> wdunlap tibco.com
>
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