[R] ave(x, y, FUN=length) produces character output when x is character

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.CA.us
Thu Dec 25 05:19:57 CET 2014

But all numeric types in R are vectors. So although it might be a good idea to be redundant to aid beginners, the phrase "a numeric" is accurate.
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On December 24, 2014 6:49:47 PM PST, Mike Miller <mbmiller+l at gmail.com> wrote:
>On Wed, 24 Dec 2014, Mike Miller wrote:
>> Also, regarding the sacred text, "x A numeric." is a bit terse.  The 
>> same text later refers to length(x), so I suspect that "A numeric" is
>> short for "A numeric vector", but that might not mean "a vector of 
>> 'numeric' type."
>I just realized that numeric type includes integer so that anything of 
>type integer also is type numeric.  I'm working on another message.
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