[Rd] Possible tweak to R intro - was RE: [R] Subseting a data.frame -

S Ellison S.Ellison at LGCGroup.com
Fri Oct 18 16:12:41 CEST 2013

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>> From: S Ellison
>> Subsetting using subset() is perhaps the most natural way of
>> subsetting data frames; perhaps a line or two and an example could
>> usefully be included in the 'Working with data frames' section of the R
>> Intro?
> From: Bert Gunter [mailto:gunter.berton at gene.com]
> The R Intro Manual was largely or entirely the work of Bill Venables
> some years ago. So it is not really a part of R's maintained document
> system and has thus not been kept up to date with changes like the
> convenience function, subset(), which is basically a wrapper for "[]"
> .
> This is not to say that your suggestion is not worthwhile, only to
> explain why it probably won't be acted upon.

It's trivial enough that I could offer a 3-line patch if someone has time and inclination to add it...

S Ellison

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