[Rd] function to remove attributes?

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jan 30 10:38:28 CET 2007

On Tue, 30 Jan 2007, Tamas K Papp wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like to know if there is a compact way to remove attributes
> from an object.  I know attributes(obj) <- NULL works, but I wonder if
> there is something similar to unclass or unname.  RSiteSearch didn't
> reveal anything.

as.vector is usually used for this purpose, but note the caveat on the help 
page.  (And if you have a classed object you probably do not want to remove 
all attributes, since class is one.)

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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