[Rd] assign, documentation (PR#1434)

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu, 4 Apr 2002 13:57:26 +0100 (BST)

On Thu, 4 Apr 2002 Martin.Schlather@uni-bayreuth.de wrote:

> The help for `assign' says
>  In all the assignment operator expressions, `x' can be a name or
>  an expression defining a part of an object to be replaced (e.g.,
>  `z[[1]]').  The name does not need to be quoted, though it can be.
> So I would expect that by
>  a<-1:4
>  assign("a[1]",2)
> the first component of a gets the value 2, but the object "a[1]" is
> created.
> Could this be clarified in the documentation?

Could you suggest how?  You quoted an *expression*, and the page refers to
quoting a *name*, so I don't know that I see the crux here.

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