[Rd] Retrieving function name

From: Tom McCallum <tom.mccallum_at_levelelimited.com>
Date: Thu 09 Nov 2006 - 15:28:46 GMT


Hi,

Does anyone know how I can retrieve a function name, for example

If I have a function f as follows:

f <- function( myfunc ) {

        print( name_of(myfunc) );
}

I want to know what I should have as "name_of" such that I could call this with :

        f( median )
and it would print "median"

or f( my_function_name ) and it would print "m_function_name".

So far all I can get is the function definition that myfunc points to.

I thought the structure command might do it but this also just gives back the function definition and not the original name.

Any suggestions?

Tom

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