[R] about the char _

Murray Jorgensen maj at waikato.ac.nz
Fri Oct 5 14:05:22 CEST 2001

Just one small point: the assignment symbol must be about the most commonly
used symbol in any computer language. Yet in R and S+ it is represented by
a two-character string with, moreover, a change in case! I won't mind
giving up underscore as an assignment if an alternate single character,
preerably lower-case symbol is made available. Trouble is, I can't think of

Murray Jorgensen

Dr Murray Jorgensen       http://www.stats.waikato.ac.nz/Staff/maj.html 
Department of Statistics, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand 
*Applications Editor, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics* 
maj at waikato.ac.nz Phone +64-7 838 4773 home phone 856 6705 Fax 838 4155

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