[R] how does while work
Giovanni Petris
GPetris at uark.edu
Wed Mar 20 22:10:52 CET 2002
assuming you enter the while loop with a value of x less than 100,
the for loop sets, in its last iteration, a=x=101 (which is the last
value `i' takes). at this point you also exit the while loop, since
x<100 is false.
Giovanni
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> i am having some problems with a program that i am writing and i think that
> knowing how the while command works will help me to figure out where i am
> going wrong
> *when do you get kicked out of a while loop?*
> (i.e., in the following example what would the final value of 'a' be?) i
> thought it would be 99 but running it in R i get 101 (and 101 for x too!)
>
> while (x <100) {
> for (i in 1:101) {
> i -> x
> x -> a
> }
> }
>
> while this is a crude example, it is the basic form of what i am trying to
> do, and i am guessing that while is not what i am looking for...
>
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