[R] APPLY as alternate to FOR loop?

Johannes Hüsing johannes at huesing.name
Wed Apr 2 21:04:31 CEST 2008

Bill.Venables at csiro.au <Bill.Venables at csiro.au> [Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 07:02:25AM CEST]:
> As far as I know there is no function called 'APPLY'
> There is one called 'apply', but why are you determined to use it here?
> It is essentially concealed looping.

I always use apply instead of for when the steps can be performed 
independently and are parallelizable. By the same token as I use
map instead of recursion in Lisp.

R is essentially concealed Lisp, or so I'm told.

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