[R] assigning NULL to a list element

Benilton Carvalho beniltoncarvalho at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 02:51:01 CET 2012

Hi everyone,

For reasons beyond the scope of this message, I'd like to append a
NULL element to the end of a list.

tmp0 <- list(a=1, b=NULL, c=3)
append(tmp0, c(d=4)) ## works as expected
append(tmp0, c(d=NULL)) ## list with a/b/c only

Given that I could use

tmp0$a <- NULL

to remove 'a', I seem to understand why appending NULL returns me the
original list... But how should I proceed to actually have d=NULL
(just like I have 'b' in tmp0 above)?

Thank you very much,


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