[R] Bug in "is" ?

jim holtman jholtman at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 02:34:37 CEST 2008

The nice thing about R is if you don't like something, then get create
your own function (is.Integer?) that does what you want without asking
to have the base code changed and therefore impact a lot of programs.
You can have whatever functions your heart desires and use them
privately and quit bellyaching about a very good software projects.
If you have ever worked in developing software, then you know there
are always "work arounds" to any problem.

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 7:35 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
> On 25/09/2008 6:33 PM, Rolf Turner wrote:
>> On 26/09/2008, at 9:23 AM, Wacek Kusnierczyk wrote:
>>> indeed.  one more example that R man pages are often rather
>>> uninformative, despite verbosity.
>>        My, you ***are*** in a bad mood, aren't you? :-)
>>        The quality of R documentation has been debated, castigated
>>        defended and dissected many times before on this list.
>>        Overall the quality of the documentation is good.  It is a
>>        bit ``curate's egg'', but overall ... it's good.  Especially
>>        in comparison with most other systems.
>>        There are parts of the documentation that I'd like to re-write.
>>        But they would never let me! :-)
> Just try us!  But remember that the man pages should be correct and
> appropriately complete, and it helps if they're terse.  Suggesting they're
> verbose just shows that Wacek isn't reading them carefully enough.
> Of course, there are lots of examples where they are not correct, or
> unintentionally incomplete.  Those are the parts we'd really like you to
> re-write.  There are also parts where they are intentionally incomplete:
>  there are certain things that users are not meant to know. (Things that
> might not be true in the next release, not arcane secrets.)
> Duncan Murdoch
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Jim Holtman
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What is the problem that you are trying to solve?

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