From: Nick Mosely <mosely_at_uw.edu>

Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2011 10:51:22 -0700

for (i in c(x,y,z)) {

assign("i",i,pos=.GlobalEnv)

}

i

[1] 3

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Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2011 10:51:22 -0700

x = 1 y = 2 z = 3

for (i in c(x,y,z)) {

assign("i",i,pos=.GlobalEnv)

}

i

[1] 3

Obviously, the problem is that the code is assigning numbers to the the new variable i. I tried to get cute using paste:

*> x = 1
**> y = 2
*

> z = 3

> for (i in c(x,y,z)) {

+ assign(paste(i),i,pos=.GlobalEnv)

+ }

But paste enters "1" when i is x, rather than the desired "x". Does anyone know of a solution to this problem?

Thanks,

Nick

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