Peter Aha! so R backticks work just like bash backticks (duh!) unless they are on the LHS of an assignment.
[We bash people now use $(...) instead] Could we add something to this effect to Quotes.Rd? rksh On 4 Dec 2006, at 14:33, Peter Dalgaard wrote: > Robin Hankin wrote: >> [snip] >> What exactly do backticks do that single or double quotes don't? >> > I don't know whether we really want to be that dogmatic about it, > but in > a nutshell > > `like this` <- 2 > "like that" <- 3 > print(`like this`) > print("like that") > > I.e. backtick'ed names work whereever ordinary names do, but quoted > names work only on the LHS of assignments. > > The note in ?formula should probably be understood defensively: We > intend backtick'ed names to work in all contexts, but there may be > programming practices where the backticks are not preserved > (notably if > there is a deparse-reparse step involved). > >> Where do I look for documentation on this? >> >> >> >> >> -- >> Robin Hankin >> Uncertainty Analyst >> National Oceanography Centre, Southampton >> European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK >> tel 023-8059-7743 >> >> ______________________________________________ >> Remail@example.com mailing list >> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help >> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting- >> guide.html >> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. >> > > > -- > O__ ---- Peter Dalgaard Øster Farimagsgade 5, Entr.B > c/ /'_ --- Dept. of Biostatistics PO Box 2099, 1014 Cph. K > (*) \(*) -- University of Copenhagen Denmark Ph: (+45) > 35327918 > ~~~~~~~~~~ - ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) FAX: (+45) > 35327907 -- Robin Hankin Uncertainty Analyst National Oceanography Centre, Southampton European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK tel 023-8059-7743 ______________________________________________ Rfirstname.lastname@example.org mailing list https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.