[R] is it safe to replace every "<-" by "=" in R code?

From: Nasser Abbasi <nma_at_12000.org>
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 14:41:35 -0800


When I first started looking at R code, I thought that the <- notation for assignment made the code less readable (and I still do). Then I found that now one can use "=" in place of "<-" for assignment (I understand this started since version 1.4). Anyway, I think using "=" makes the code much more readable.

I was wondering, would it be safe if I replace all the occurrences of "<-" by "=" in any function of R? Or do you think this will break things?

I like to look at a pretty code, and I just can't stand looking at those "<-" any more :)

I am using latest version of R on windoz platform.


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