[R] na.omit

Kjetil Kjernsmo kjetil.kjernsmo at astro.uio.no
Mon Jul 17 23:09:26 CEST 2000

On 17 Jul 2000, Douglas Bates wrote:

>buerkle at hawaii.edu writes:
>> Why is it that when a vector contains no NAs, na.omit returns an empty
>> vector rather than the object/vector that was passed to it?  
>> >na.omit(c(1,2,3,4))          
>> numeric(0)

I have been wondering about something that could be related (perhaps not),
whether it is a design choice or a bug. If you do:
> 1:numeric(0)
Error in 1:numeric(0) : NA/NaN argument
In some cases, it has seemed to me that it would have been sooo much more
convenient if it returned
But of course, I have no clue as to what that would break.... :-)


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