Re: [R] weird error: Coercing LHS to a list

From: David Winsemius <dwinsemius_at_comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 18:28:00 -0400

On Jun 20, 2010, at 6:12 PM, David Winsemius wrote:

>
> On Jun 20, 2010, at 5:40 PM, Nick Matzke wrote:
>
>> Wow, did I stump everyone with this? Mostly I'd just like to build
>> a class without getting the error below.
>
> Hardly.
>
> a) LHS= left hand side
> b) It is not an error message in the first place, and for another
> thing, why are you creating instances of a class with the same name
> as the class?

( You probably need to look at the documentation for new(). )

>
>>
>> Cheers!
>> Nick
>>
>> Nick Matzke wrote:
>>> Hi all! I'm trying to build a simple class, but I'm getting a
>>> weird error.
>>> E.g. if I do:
>>> ==========
>>> gregion = setClass("gregion", contains = "data.frame",
>>> representation(name = "character", poly.x = "numeric", poly.y =
>>> "numeric" ))
>>> gregion$name = "North America"
>>> ==========
>>> Then I get this message:
>>> Warning message:
>>> In gregion$name = "North America" : Coercing LHS to a list
>>> ...although it appears to work, I'd rather not have disturbing
>>> mysterious error messages (what's LHS?)...
>>> Cheers!
>>> Nick
>>
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>> ====================================================
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> David Winsemius, MD
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