[Rd] Unable to use names() to set names on a 'dist' object (PR#1129)

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
12 Oct 2001 23:55:00 +0200

kleiweg@let.rug.nl writes:

> I am unable to set the names on a 'dist' object using the
> function names()

Yup, that's a bug.

I wonder how long it has been around. The function definition is

> get("names<-.dist")
function (d, n) 
    if (length(n) != attr(d, "Size")) 
        stop("invalid names for dist object")
    attr(d, "Labels") <- n

but the value is passed as a named argument called "value", and it has
been like that for ages.  The fix is obvious: replace "n" with "value"
(3 times).

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