[R] difference between assignment syntax <- vs =
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Thomas Mang wrote:
> Both operators <- and = can be used to make an assignment. My question
> is: Is there a semantic difference between these two? Some time ago, I
> remember I have read that because of some reason, one should be given
> preference over the other - but I cannot remember the source, nor the
> argument, nor which operator the preferred was.
> What is the present state ?
> Is still one version better than the other, or is it only a matter of
> taste what to use ?
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