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Some important points taken from "Object-Oriented Programming, Functional Programming and R", by John M. Chambers arxiv.org/pdf/1409.3531.…
An article about what is Functional Programming (FP), and how does it differ from Object Oriented Programming (OOP) ?
Note that both these paradigms are used in R, and interact with each others.
Jun 11, 2018 • 16 tweets • 7 min read
Why do we use arrow `<-` instead of equal `=` for assignment in #RStats :
It’s an historical choice: R comes from S, which used <- for assignment. S uses `<-` partly because it is inspired by APL, which had the ← operator for assignment, as it was developed for this keyboard, which has a key for arrow : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APL_(prog…