The value of the internal evaluation of a top-level R expression
is always assigned to
before further processing (e.g., printing).
The value of a top-level assignment is put in
Do not assign to
.Last.value in the workspace, because this
will always mask the object of the same name in
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## These will not work correctly from example(), ## but they will in make check or if pasted in, ## as example() does not run them at the top level gamma(1:15) # think of some intensive calculation... fac14 <- .Last.value # keep them library("splines") # returns invisibly .Last.value # shows what library(.) above returned
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