[R] Scalar vs. vector
Peter Dalgaard BSA
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Apr 8 14:29:42 CEST 2003
Chris Fehily <fehily at pacbell.net> writes:
> Do these statements yield identical types of objects?
> x = 3
> y = c(3)
> That is, intrinsically, is x, like y, a vector of length one, but
> created with abbreviated syntax?
No, y is like x, a vector of length one, only created with an overly
(c() is for *concatenation*)
> More simply: Are scalars really trivial vectors?
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