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

From: Xiaofan Li <xiaofan.mlist_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed 07 Dec 2005 - 05:14:35 EST


I consistently use ";" at every end of my R code and have found it much more neat than those sentences without an end; for "<-" and "=", if I were the author I would rather take the first representation as a sign of passing-by-reference while the latter by value.

Xiaofan

-----Original Message-----
From: r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch
[mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of McGehee, Robert Sent: 06 December 2005 16:32
To: Jan T. Kim; rHelp
Subject: Re: [R] R is GNU S, not C.... [was "how to get or store ....."]

> Jan T. Kim wrote:
>
> There is a draft R Coding Convention available at
>
> http://www.maths.lth.se/help/R/RCC/
>
> which may be useful for finding a style that is good because it is
> widely used and therefore familiar to a large number of readers.--

However, as the author Henrik Bengtsson points out "these guidelines are ours and not the R-developers." Perhaps a definitive style guide published by R core that ensured consistency among new base code would be a helpful addition. I personally find the above style guide extremely useful when multiple programmers work on the same project, and would welcome a formal endorsement or revision by the R developers. (And despite Henrik's elegant guide, I too leave off the semicolons at the end of the lines.)

--Robert



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