[R] Fwd: alternative way to define a function

Martin Møller Skarbiniks Pedersen tr@xp|@yer @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Dec 2 13:18:00 CET 2021

On Thu, 2 Dec 2021 at 12:40, Ivan Krylov <krylov.r00t using gmail.com> wrote:
> The \(arguments) syntax has been introduced in R 4.1.0:
> https://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/NEWS.html (search for
> "\(x)"). It is the same as function(arguments).
> The only benefit is slightly less typing; could be useful if you use
> the native R pipe (also introduced in R 4.1.0, search for "|>") and
> want to call an anonymous function in the right-hand side of the pipe.

Thanks. It is a nice new feature.
I will start using it in my apply fun's eg: apply(mtcars, 2, \(x)


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