Re: [Rd] Inconsistency in as.data.frame.table for stringsAsFactors

From: hadley wickham <h.wickham_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 08:08:34 -0600

On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 5:12 AM, Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk> wrote:
> Stavros Macrakis wrote:
>>
>> Martin,
>>
>> I agree that global options settings that affect computations are
>> problematic.
>>
>> But that's not the issue I was addressing.  If for some classes,
>> func.CLASS
>> has certain defaults for some arguments, it is surprising that for other
>> classes, it has different defaults, whether these defaults are fixed or
>> taken from global settings -- when there is no obvious reason for the
>> default to vary by class.
>>
>>          -s
>
> "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds..."

Perhaps conversely,

"A foolish inconsistency is the hobgoblin of all minds" ?

Hadley

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