magik of R implicit return [R for BE/BA]

posted by ElMaestro  – Denmark, 2019-04-27 22:34 (829 d 03:10 ago) – Posting: # 20254
Views: 5,154

Hi all,

"smart" lost this round.

I always use explicit return(something) in my functions, when they are supposed to return a value regardless of whether it is a list, numeric, NULL or data frame some other thingy.

Yes, that involves tapping a few times more on the keyboard but it does solve a lot of problems and best of all, it makes code readable.

In language like C you would never run into this phenomenon. You declare explicitly which type the function returns and you will be bombarded with errors or warnings if you fail to return the right type of if you forget the return statement. I find it very comfortable.

Pass or fail!
ElMaestro

Complete thread:

Activity
 Admin contact
21,606 posts in 4,517 threads, 1,532 registered users;
online 18 (0 registered, 18 guests [including 4 identified bots]).
Forum time: Wednesday 01:45 CEST (Europe/Vienna)

Scientists cannot simply hang their subjectivities
up on a hook outside the laboratory door.    Ruth Bleier

The Bioequivalence and Bioavailability Forum is hosted by
BEBAC Ing. Helmut Schütz
HTML5