[R-pkg-devel] tibbles are not data frames

Joris Meys Joris.Meys at ugent.be
Tue Sep 26 15:35:20 CEST 2017

Where its parent class _sometimes_ returns an atomic vector and

> _sometimes_ returns a data frame.
> Hadley

Indeed. And a tibble doesn't, so there's a conflict. Nobody said data.frame
works better than tibble. Actually, we all agree that the legacy behaviour
sucks. But it exists, and causes conflicts when users expect a tibble to
behave the same as a data.frame.

It does not.

Joris Meys
Statistical consultant

Ghent University
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Department of Mathematical Modelling, Statistics and Bio-Informatics

tel : +32 9 264 59 87
Joris.Meys at Ugent.be
Disclaimer : http://helpdesk.ugent.be/e-maildisclaimer.php

	[[alternative HTML version deleted]]

More information about the R-package-devel mailing list