Re: [R] What does the "<<-" operator mean?

From: Liviu Andronic <>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2011 07:53:15 +0200

On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 9:59 PM, Thomas Lumley <> wrote:
> The Evil and Wrong use is to modify variables in the global environment.
I'm a bit at a loss. Why is it so wrong and evil? In other words, how
should one modify variables in the global environment? Through the use of return()?

Liviu mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Fri 22 Apr 2011 - 05:57:01 GMT

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