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

From: Gregor Gorjanc <gregor.gorjanc_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun 02 Jul 2006 - 02:59:28 GMT

Hi,

Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> Try this:
>
>> f <- function(...) if (!is.null(list(...)\$arg1)) cat("arg1 found\n")
>> f(arg1 = 3)
> arg1 found
>> f(arg2 = 3)

Actually it is not OK. Bellow is simplified example that shows, what I would like to do:

foo1 <- function(x, ...)
{
if(is.null(list(...)\$decreasing)) {
decreasing <- TRUE
} else {
decreasing <- list(...)\$decreasing
}
return(order(x, ..., decreasing=decreasing)) }

> foo1(c(5, 2, 3, 4))

[1] 1 4 3 2

>foo1(c(5, 2, 3, 4), decreasing=FALSE)

Error in order(x, ..., decreasing = decreasing) :

formal argument "decreasing" matched by multiple actual arguments

> 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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>>
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>>
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Lep pozdrav / With regards,
Gregor Gorjanc

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