Re: [R] The use of F for False and T for True

From: hadley wickham <>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 07:03:31 -0600

On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 7:41 PM, Simon Blomberg <> wrote:
> It is better programming practice to use FALSE for false and TRUE for
> true, and not F and T. This is because it is quite legal to do this:
> T <- FALSE
> F <- TRUE

It may be better programming practice, but is it better interactive data analysis practice? R isn't just a programming language, and there are lots of good reasons to provide shortcuts that reduce typing. It's very easy to forget that most people can't touch type at a decent speed, and every key press less helps them get their ideas from their head to the computer faster.



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