

Could you please provide help with something from R that I find rather
puzzling? In the small program below x[1]=1, . . . , x[5]=5. R also
finds that x[1]<=5 is TRUE. Yet when you attempt to execute while, R does
not seem to recognize the condition. Any thoughts on why this happens?
Regards
Henri Moolman
> x=c(1,2,3,4,5)
> x[1]
[1] 1
> i=1
> x[1]<=5
[1] TRUE
> while(x[i]<=5){
+ i=i+1
+ }
Error in while (x[i] <= 5) { : missing value where TRUE/FALSE needed
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The condition is true all the way until you index outside the vector...
Cheers
On 31 Mar 2018, 17.29 +0200, Henri Moolman < [hidden email]>, wrote:
> Could you please provide help with something from R that I find rather
> puzzling? In the small program below x[1]=1, . . . , x[5]=5. R also
> finds that x[1]<=5 is TRUE. Yet when you attempt to execute while, R does
> not seem to recognize the condition. Any thoughts on why this happens?
>
> Regards
>
> Henri Moolman
>
> > x=c(1,2,3,4,5)
> > x[1]
> [1] 1
> > i=1
> > x[1]<=5
> [1] TRUE
> > while(x[i]<=5){
> + i=i+1
> + }
> Error in while (x[i] <= 5) { : missing value where TRUE/FALSE needed
>
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>
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When i increments to 6 (during the fifth iteration) the subsequent test of x[i]<=5 will produce an error since x has only five elements.
> On 31 Mar 2018, at 14:45, Henri Moolman < [hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Could you please provide help with something from R that I find rather
> puzzling? In the small program below x[1]=1, . . . , x[5]=5. R also
> finds that x[1]<=5 is TRUE. Yet when you attempt to execute while, R does
> not seem to recognize the condition. Any thoughts on why this happens?
>
> Regards
>
> Henri Moolman
>
>> x=c(1,2,3,4,5)
>> x[1]
> [1] 1
>> i=1
>> x[1]<=5
> [1] TRUE
>> while(x[i]<=5){
> + i=i+1
> + }
> Error in while (x[i] <= 5) { : missing value where TRUE/FALSE needed
>
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>
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Hello,
Maybe you want
while(x[i] < 5)
not <=
Hope this helps,
Rui Barradas
On 3/31/2018 2:45 PM, Henri Moolman wrote:
> Could you please provide help with something from R that I find rather
> puzzling? In the small program below x[1]=1, . . . , x[5]=5. R also
> finds that x[1]<=5 is TRUE. Yet when you attempt to execute while, R does
> not seem to recognize the condition. Any thoughts on why this happens?
>
> Regards
>
> Henri Moolman
>
>> x=c(1,2,3,4,5)
>> x[1]
> [1] 1
>> i=1
>> x[1]<=5
> [1] TRUE
>> while(x[i]<=5){
> + i=i+1
> + }
> Error in while (x[i] <= 5) { : missing value where TRUE/FALSE needed
>
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>
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>
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A. On Sat, 20180331 at 15:45 +0200, Henri Moolman wrote:
> Could you please provide help with something from R that I find rather
> puzzling? In the small program below x[1]=1, . . . , x[5]=5. R also
> finds that x[1]<=5 is TRUE. Yet when you attempt to execute while, R does
> not seem to recognize the condition. Any thoughts on why this happens?
>
> Regards
>
> Henri Moolman
>
> > x=c(1,2,3,4,5)
> > x[1]
> [1] 1
> > i=1
> > x[1]<=5
> [1] TRUE
> > while(x[i]<=5){
> + i=i+1
> + }
> Error in while (x[i] <= 5) { : missing value where TRUE/FALSE needed
If you run the following you should understand why (the only
change is to include "print(i)" in the loop, so you can see
what is happening):
x=c(1,2,3,4,5)
x[1]
# [1] 1
i=1
x[1]<=5
# [1] TRUE
while(x[i]<=5){
i = i+1 ; print(i)
}
# [1] 3
# [1] 4
# [1] 5
# [1] 6
# Error in while (x[i] <= 5) { : missing value where TRUE/FALSE needed
So everything is fine so long as i <= 5 (i.e. x[i] <= 5),
but then the loop sets i = 6. and then:
i
# [1] 6
x[i]
# [1] NA
x[i] <= 5
# [1] NA
Helpful?
Best wishes,
Ted.
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