Re: [Rd] Column name disappears when indexing a single column (PR#12534)

From: <tlumley_at_u.washington.edu>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 17:25:08 +0200 (CEST)

  1. This is not a bug (as you seem to realize), so it should not be sent to r-bugs.
  2. You seem to want the drop=FALSE argument to [], as in FAQ 7.5

      -thomas

On Wed, 13 Aug 2008 cherrera_at_cs.nmsu.edu wrote:

> Good Day,
> I can understand that after indexing a single column in a matrix, R will return a vector instead of the single column. However, during the conversion to a vector, the column name is lost.
> I was wondering if it would be better to have R return a single column matrix (retaining the column name), instead of automatically converting to a vector. Users could use as.vector() to convert afterwards.
>
> Thanks,
> CMHJ
> <<insert bug report here>>
>
>
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> minor = 7.1
> year = 2008
> month = 06
> day = 23
> svn rev = 45970
> language = R
> version.string = R version 2.7.1 (2008-06-23)
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Thomas Lumley			Assoc. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley_at_u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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