The State of Naming Conventions in R

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Most programming language communities have naming conventions that are generally agreed upon, that is, a set of rules that governs how functions and variables are named. This is not the case with R, and a review of unofficial style guides and naming convention usage on CRAN shows that a number of different naming conventions are currently in use. Some naming conventions are, however, more popular than others and as a newcomer to the R community or as a developer of a new package this could be useful to consider when choosing what naming convention to adopt.


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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)
  • General Language Studies and Linguistics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-75
JournalThe R Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch

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