Re: [R] Optional variables in function?

From: jim holtman <jholtman_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun 02 Jul 2006 - 21:31:24 EST

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On 7/2/06, Jonathan Greenberg <jgreenberg@arc.nasa.gov> wrote:
>
> I'm a bit new to writing R functions and I was wondering what the "best
> practice" for having optional variables in a function is, and how to test
> for optional and non-optional variables? e.g. if I have the following
> function:
>
> helpme <- function(a,b,c) {
>
>
> }
>
> In this example, I want c to be an optional variable, but a and b to be
> required. How do I:
> 1) test to see if the user has inputted c
> 2) break out of the function of the user has NOT inputted a or b.
>
> Thanks!
>
> --j
>
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>
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