equals: Compares an object with another

Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) See Also

Description

Compares an object with another and returns TRUE if they are equal. The equal property must be

1) reflexive, i.e. equals(o1,o1) should be TRUE.

2) symmetric, i.e. equals(o1,o2) is TRUE if and only if equals(o2,o1) is TRUE.

3) transitive, i.e. equals(o1,o2) is TRUE and equals(o2,o3) is TRUE, then equals(o1,o3) should be TRUE.

5) consistent, i.e. equals(o1,o2) should return the same result on multiple invocations as long as nothing has changed.

6) equals(o1,NULL) should return FALSE, unless o1 is also NULL.

By default identical() is used.

Usage

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## Default S3 method:
equals(object, other, ...)

Arguments

object, other

Objects to be compared.

...

Not used.

Value

Returns TRUE if the objects are equal, otherwise FALSE.

Author(s)

Henrik Bengtsson

See Also

identical().


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