[R] I don't understand this

Simon Fear Simon.Fear at synequanon.com
Tue Sep 2 18:18:31 CEST 2003

Please choose answer:
a) you beat me to it making a great point
b) it's got two too many pairs of braces in it, that's whats wrong with

But seriously, I am sure Richard O'K had no intention of doing any such
The question was just about the syntax of R, no?

Isn't it the case that


is incorrect syntax under any circumstances?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barry Rowlingson [mailto:B.Rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk]
> please nooooo!!! What's wrong with:
>   if(cond){
>     names(x) <- 10
>    } else {
>     dim(x) <- 10
>   }

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