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Back arrow vs front arrow in R

When should I use the front arrow vs the back arrow for assignments ? -> vs <-

4/9/2021 2:27:26 AM


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Not a direct answer, but: Doing data preparation and analysis in R, I have never used (or needed) "->" Concerning scripts (not directly typed to console code): I think our instructor used to tell us, he considered "->" bad style or something alike... (it's some time ago, I might be mistaken) edit: R also allows using "=" x = 1 but 2 = y # error edit 2: x <<- 1


Arsenic thanks i tried what one comment said about magrittr. front arrows seem to keep the flow as promised


I'm only halfway through the R course here but haven't encountered front arrow yet. I guess it's a lot rarer.