[R] Several R vs S-Plus issues

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Thu Oct 4 02:32:11 CEST 2001

On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, David Brahm wrote:
> Thomas Lumley (tlumley at u.washington.edu) wrote:
> > deep breaths and count to 10...
> OK, so here's what I think I've learned.  Feedback please if I've still got it
> wrong.
> 1) Do not Cc: to r-bugs!!!
> 2) Bugs go individually to r-bugs.  Here is the only one I think qualifies:
>    - myfun <- function(x, ...) {x[...] <- 0;  x}  fails if no ... given

> 3) Feature and compatibility requests go to r-devel, to which I am just now
>    subscribed.  Separate messages, I suppose.  These would be:
>    - LETTERS[c(NA,2)] in S is c("","B"), but in R is c("NA","B")
>    - system() has no "input" argument in R
>    - No slice.index()
>    - No rowSums(), colSums(), colVars(), etc.
>    - No unpaste()

There's no need for separate messages for r-devel, in fact it may be
easier with things together.  R-bugs is a special case.

Perhaps the FAQ should note that if R-devel and R-help are bulletin boards
then R-bugs is a filing cabinet.


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