[R] Dealing with ...

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Nov 8 22:44:45 CET 2003

On Sun, 9 Nov 2003, Hadley Wickham wrote:

>  From within a function, how can I extract the individual arguments that 
> make up ...?

dots <- list(...)

is the most common paradigm.  You can also use match.call(expand=TRUE)

> I'm sure this has been discussed on here before but ... does not get 
> indexed.  Any suggestions as to what I should search for would be 
> equally welcome.

Well, that's why there are books about S Programming ... (p.46 gives a 
more sophisticated version).

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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