|Product:||R||Reporter:||Jitterbug compatibility account <jitterbug-import>|
|Component:||Wishlist||Assignee:||Jitterbug compatibility account <jitterbug-import>|
Description Jitterbug compatibility account 2006-01-29 23:39:11 UTC
From: email@example.com Full_Name: Greg Kochanski Version: 2.2.1 OS: Debian Linux (testing) Submission from: (NULL) (18.104.22.168) In writing class notes to teach people how to use R, I came across a design failure of dataentry(). It seems that if you add a new value outside the bounds of an array, dataentry() fills the intervening space with NA. That's reasonable, but what happens if you *accidentally* entered a value outside the bounds? There's no way to get rid of it. Note that you are doomed once you type anyting beyond the end of an array, even if you delete your typing before moving the mouse out of the cell -- even then, that cell and others between it and the end of the array will be filled with NA. I would suggest that some mechanism be added to allow arrays to be shortened in the data editor. It would be generally useful, even beyond fixing typing mistakes. (I recognize that you can shorten an array with something like x <- X[1:132], but it should still be possible in the editor.)
Comment 1 Jitterbug compatibility account 2006-03-04 15:36:00 UTC
NOTES: wish to allow rows be trimmed in the data editor.
Comment 2 Jitterbug compatibility account 2006-03-04 16:36:48 UTC
Audit (from Jitterbug): Mon Jan 30 20:41:59 2006 ripley moved from incoming to wishlist Sat Mar 4 10:36:48 2006 ripley changed notes