Re: [R] R is GNU S, not C.... [was "how to get or store ....."]

From: Philippe Grosjean <phgrosjean_at_sciviews.org>
Date: Tue 06 Dec 2005 - 23:57:28 EST

Martin Maechler wrote:

>>>>>>"vincent" == vincent  <vincent@7d4.com>
>>>>>>    on Tue, 06 Dec 2005 11:09:36 +0100 writes:

>
>
> vincent> shanmuha boopathy a écrit :
> >> a<-function(a,b,c,d)
> >> {
> >> k=a+b
> >> l=c+d
> >> m=k+l
> >> }
> >>
> >> in this example the function will return only the value of "m"
> >> ...But I like to extract the values of "l" & "k" also.........
> >> which command to use for storing or for extracting those intermediate value.......
>
> vincent> may I suggest, inside your function
>
> vincent> res = c(k, l, m);
> vincent> return(res);
>
> please, please, these trailing ";" are *so* ugly.
> This is GNU S, not C (or matlab) !
>
> {and I have another chain of argments why "<-" is so more
> expressive than "=" but I'll be happy already if you could
> drop these ugly empty statements at the end of your lines...
>
> vincent> # also ... read some intro docs !

By the way, does anybody knows if there is a "R tidy" or some similar project to automatically reformat (and possibly check) R code, beside what Emacs does?
Best,

Philippe Grosjean



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