[R] vector of Vectors

Giovanni Petris GPetris at uark.edu
Wed Sep 9 19:32:25 CEST 2009

The code below seems to contradict your claim that vectors cannot
contain vectors.

> zz <- vector(mode = "list", length = 3)
> zz




> Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2009 23:00:54 -0500 (CDT)
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> I just learned that vectors can't contain vectors, which frankly simply confuses me (can you imagine arrays or lists in any other language not being able to contain arrays or lists?). At any rate, I need to create a data structure (size to be determined at runtime) which I will instantiate and then fill with vectors using a for loop. Clearly I'm new to the R game. Data Frame doesnt seem to be the right tool clearly.
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Giovanni Petris  <GPetris at uark.edu>
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