Finally, an answer along with an explanation providing some clarification. Thanks for the extra effort! Much appreciated.
I’ve seen the hash tag used before in R and was getting frustrated after planting it all over the place without success. I really hate the “hint” button. If I don’t get the answer immediately I will try to suss it out on my own. If I have to resort to getting help I feel I’ve already spent enough time on it. If its a matter of syntax or a typo its usually a waste of time guessing where the error lies. Unlike the majority I dont have the luxury of time on my side.
I’m not a coder - I’m a 73 yr old with poor eyesight who used to write database code for my own business back in the days when 20 megabytes was considered a state of the art hard drive, graphics hadn’t taken over the world yet and Bill Gates hadn’t deconstructed competitors database engines and stolen their code for MS Office. I wrote a complete suite of software and after ten years with hundreds of accounts and thousands of parts in inventory still had 10 megs of storage free.
Think I spent three days in a course in R at Johns Hopkins last year trying to figure out why my code wouldn’t recognize a line of text. I had omitted a set of quotation marks. After many fruitless searches chasing other problems I finally quit in frustration. I’m building a website for seniors and trying to learn R for data analysis and microeconomics for analyzing seniors related problems in areas of ageism, generic prescription drug costs and health insurance. I’ll try to editorialize less here in the future. I noticed everyone makes an effort to keep their posts under 140 characters. Wonder why that is, lol?