[R] Output args?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jun 9 13:21:13 CEST 2000
> From: "Yves Gauvreau" <cyg at sympatico.ca>
> Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 07:05:42 -0400
> Thanks for the prompt response.
> I know nothing about S and about the fact that it is a functional language.
> I don't know much about English, functional languages, stats and maths
> either I'm just a retired high school teacher fiddling around to pass the
> time. But I know that when someone doesn't know something it only means that
> this someone doesn't know this subject and it certainly doesn't mean that
> this someone is necessarily stupid.
I do wonder if you might want to consider reading some of the documentation
about S to help you learn. I would not expect to understand C programming
> I find out by trial and error later that you can do the following.
> and call
> there is nothing outputted to the console which is close to what I ask in
> the first part of my query. I'll continue investigating to learn if it's
> possible to export or whatever is the right term, the variables I want so
> that there available for future use at the top level.
If you want to return an object, make it the last statement of your function,
that is use
Your example *did* return something, invisibly:
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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