subscripting in list() (PR#187)
Sun, 9 May 1999 21:19:55 +0200 (MET DST)
On Sun, 9 May 1999 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Sorry My previous report is not detailed.
> In R, you will get this:
> > mylist <- list()
> > mylist[]
> Error in mylist[] : subscript out of bounds
Yes, that is a known difference, I believe deliberate.
> > mylist[] <- c(1)
> Error: (list) object cannot be coerced to vector type 14
I get no error in 0.64.1, the current version (since Friday): try
> > In R, (0.64 Binary, Linux 5.0) I tried this command and get an error
> > message:
(I assume you tried 0.64.0: there is no 0.64 that I know of.)
I do suggest though that you only index lists by names: relying on the
order of list components is fraught with possibilities for error.
Brian D. Ripley, email@example.com
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