[R] variable (column) in a data frame

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 18:14:22 CEST 2012

On Jul 15, 2012, at 17:41 , Paulo Barata wrote:

> Dr. Dalgaard,
> Thank you. But pre-checking with is.null() or using with()
> doesn't solve the problem of catching spelling mistakes
> in the name of a variable inside a data frame, when using 
> the df$var notation often in a program.
> Is there some way for R to behave, in relation to a variable 
> inside a data frame, the same way it behaves for a variable 
> not in a data frame? For example:

You could try reading the 2nd half of my one-line reply....

>> You can pre-check for is.null(df$aaa) or use with(df, sum(aaa==2)).

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