[R] Does anyone.... worth a warning?!? No warning at all

Mike Meredith mmeredith at wcs.org
Tue Aug 21 04:45:12 CEST 2007

It's always seemed to me that 'mean' behaved as expected, and 'max' et al
were peculiar. If you passed 2 or more vectors to a function would you
really expect it to concatenate them before doing it's proper job? I'd
rather expect it to behave like 'pmax' and compare them element by element.

Maybe 'max' should generate a warning.

Cheers,  Mike

Tom Willems-2 wrote:
> dear Mathew
> mean is a Generic function 
> mean(x...)
> in wich x is a data object, like a  data frame a list a numeric vector...
> so in your example it only reads the first character and then reports it.
> try x = c(1,1,2)
> mean(x)
> kind regards,
> Tom
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