Re: [R] A suggestion to improve ifelse behaviour with vector yes/noarguments

From: Dimitris Rizopoulos <dimitris.rizopoulos_at_med.kuleuven.be>
Date: Wed 01 Jun 2005 - 00:22:54 EST

there is nothing problematic there! According to the help-page of ifelse(), in the Details section you get:

"If yes or no are too short, their elements are recycled."
                                                ^^^^^^^^
and this is what you get in your example.

Best,
Dimitris



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> Dear All,
>
> I luckily found the following feature (or problem) when tried to
> apply ifelse-function to an ordered data.
>
>> test <- c(TRUE, TRUE, TRUE, FALSE, FALSE, FALSE, FALSE)
>> ifelse(test, 0, 1:4)
> [1] 0 0 0 4 1 2 3
>>
>
> It roots into the ifelse-syntax:
>
> ans[!test & !nas] <- rep(no, length.out = length(ans))[!test & !nas]
>
> Would it be possible to disable this feature in the next R-version?
> For instance change the code to be:
>
> ans[!test & !nas] <- rep(no, length.out = length(ans[!test & !nas]))
>

> which seems to solve the problem.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Jussi Mäkinen
>
> Jussi Mäkinen
> Analyst
> State Treasury, Finland
> www.statetreasury.fi
> mailto:jussi.makinen@valtiokonttori.fi
>
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