Re: [R] Question about functions in R

From: Jim Lemon <jim_at_bitwrit.com.au>
Date: Fri 21 Jul 2006 - 12:13:24 EST

Ivan Kalafatic wrote:
> I tried to make the following function:
>
> function(x, y){
> dates<-intersect(x[,1],y[,1])
> m<-matrix(NA,length(dates),3)
> m[,1]<-dates
> j<-1
> k<-1
> for(i in fdax[,1]){
> if(is.element(i,dates)){
> m[j,3]<-as.numeric(fdax[k,2])
> j<-j+1
> }
> k<-k+1
> }
> return(m)
> }
>
> When I try to import it into R with edit( file="name.txt",
> editor="someeditor") I get the response that there is an error on the
> line where last bracket is.
> When I execute this code manualy in R command by command everything works ok.
> This happened to me before with other functions. Sometimes I can
> import them and they work perfectly but sometimes I get the error on
> the last line of code which is alvays the final bracket.
>
> Anyone has any idea why this is happening?

Hi Ivan,

The only thing I can see is that you haven't assigned the function to a name. That is, I would usually start with:

my.date.function<-function(...

I don't know where this might cause a problem, but see if it makes a difference.

Jim



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