[R] Looping and break

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Mar 3 03:23:57 CET 2015

On 03/03/15 15:04, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> Your example is decidedly not expressed in R, though it looks like
> you tried. Can you provide the hand-computed result that you are
> trying to obtain?
> Note that the reason you cannot find anything about next or break in
> R is that they don't exist.

Point of order, Mr. Chairman, but they ***do*** exist.  See e.g ?"next" 
(which actually takes you to the help for "Control Flow").

> There are generally alternative ways to
> accomplish the kinds of things you might want to accomplish without
> them, and those alternatives often don't involve explicit loops at
> all.

Otherwise I concur with everything you say.



Rolf Turner
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