[R] Question about functions in R

Jim Lemon jim at bitwrit.com.au
Fri Jul 21 04:13:24 CEST 2006

Ivan Kalafatic wrote:
> I tried to make the following function:
> function(x, y){
>    dates<-intersect(x[,1],y[,1])
>    m<-matrix(NA,length(dates),3)
>    m[,1]<-dates
>    j<-1
>    k<-1
>    for(i in fdax[,1]){
>       if(is.element(i,dates)){
>          m[j,3]<-as.numeric(fdax[k,2])
>          j<-j+1
>       }
>       k<-k+1
>    }
>    return(m)
> }
> When I try to import it into R with edit( file="name.txt",
> editor="someeditor") I get the response that there is an error on the
> line where last bracket is.
> When I execute this code manualy in R command by command everything works ok.
> This happened to me before with other functions. Sometimes I can
> import them and they work perfectly but sometimes I get the error on
> the last line of code which is alvays the final bracket.
> Anyone has any idea why this is happening?

Hi Ivan,

The only thing I can see is that you haven't assigned the function to a 
name. That is, I would usually start with:


I don't know where this might cause a problem, but see if it makes a 


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