[R] Modulus operator??
Peter Dalgaard BSA
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sat Apr 28 21:36:26 CEST 2001
"M. Edward Borasky" <znmeb at aracnet.com> writes:
> "R contains a number of operators. They are listed in the table below.
> % Modulus, binary"
> Here's what happens on the R console:
> > records <- 100000
> > modulus <- 1000
> > records % modulus
> Error: syntax error
> > records / modulus
>  100
> I haven't tried this on Linux yet, so I don't know if it's Windows-specific.
> I did try coercing the values to integer with "as.integer" and it didn't
> help. Am I leaving something out??
Yes, another % symbol:
> records <- 100000
> modulus <- 1000
> records %% modulus
...which you'd obviously be excused for not knowing about. Looks like
we have a typo in the R-language manual. (We also have a curious
> quote("%"(records, modulus))
records % modulus
which indicates that the deparser does think % is a binary operator.
However, the tokenizer is not going to let you enter an unmatched %
because of the special operators %*%, %o%, %/%, etc. The "%" function
does not exist either. Perhaps this is a relic and R in its infancy
actually allowed x % y ?)
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