[R] readBin documentation error

Jim Lemon drjimlemon at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 12:31:55 CEST 2016

Hi Yucheng,
Have a look at "An Introduction to R" (get there with "help.start()"), section :

3.1 Intrinsic attributes: mode and length

The distinction between numeric and integer modes in R may not be
obvious, but it is important at times.


On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 5:47 AM, Yucheng Song via R-help
<r-help at r-project.org> wrote:
> Hi,  In the help or readBin, there is an "int", but actually there is no int(), do you mean some other types?  In fact, numeric() is kind of misleading, what does it mean?
> what Either an object whose mode will give the mode of the vector to be read, or a character vector of length one describing the mode: one of "numeric", "double", "integer", "int", "logical", "complex", "character", "raw".
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