Re: [R] if (NULL) is error?

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Sun 01 Oct 2006 - 17:17:17 GMT

On 10/1/2006 12:29 PM, Alberto Vieira Ferreira Monteiro wrote:
> Why this is not valid?
> test <- NULL
> if (test) "test"

The test part of an if statement should evaluate to a length 1 logical or numeric value. NULL is length zero.

The R Language Definition explains this (although it implies length > 1 is okay; in fact, that gives a warning).

Duncan Murdoch mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Mon Oct 02 03:23:24 2006

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