[R] how does while work

jimi adams imij at columbus.rr.com
Wed Mar 20 20:39:13 CET 2002

i am having some problems with a program that i am writing and i think that
knowing how the while command works will help me to figure out where i am
going wrong
*when do you get kicked out of a while loop?*
(i.e., in the following example  what would the final value of 'a' be?) i
thought it would be 99 but running it in R i get 101 (and 101 for x too!)

while (x <100) {
  for (i in 1:101) {
    i -> x
    x -> a

while this is a crude example, it is the basic form of what i am trying to
do, and i am guessing that while is not what i am looking for...

jimi adams
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