implicit return? [R for BE/BA]

posted by ElMaestro  – Belgium?, 2019-04-28 21:16 (521 d 09:48 ago) – Posting: # 20258
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(edited by ElMaestro on 2019-04-28 21:40)

Hi Hotzi,

I even go a step further, perhaps only because I am rather dumb.

My functions almost always look like this:
Foo=function(bar)
{
  ##blah blah, conditions and functionality and loops and loads of curly braces here.
  ##whatever happens in loops and conditions it sets a variable called e.g. rslt

  return(rslt) ##I always have a line at the end that looks like this!
}


I do that to make sure that whatever happens with pairs of curly braces I know that my function return is captured at the end. When finding errors and bugs I just need to look at rslt and work backwards. print(rslt) immediately before the return statement is often a very good beginning to that. Not sure if this is smarter (in terms of error finding) but it is my solution to a lot of trouble. Possibly just owing to my own lack of skills.

In C you can also exit with curly braces in the middle of a function. Debugging that sh!t is impossible for me:-).

I could be wrong, but...

Best regards,
ElMaestro

R's base package has 274 reserved words and operators, along with 1761 functions. I can use 18 of them (about 14 of them properly). I believe this makes me the Donald Trump of programming.

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