From: Vincent Goulet <vincent.goulet_at_act.ulaval.ca>

Date: Sun 17 Sep 2006 - 16:36:12 GMT

Date: Sun 17 Sep 2006 - 16:36:12 GMT

Is there a direct way to build the complete function call of an arbitrary function?

> f("gamma", 1000)

will return, say,

function(x, shape, rate, scale = 1/rate)

dgamma(x + 1000, shape, rate, scale = 1/rate)

(Notice that the arguments of the output function are those of dgamma().)

I tried all sorts of combinations of call(), formals(), args() et al. to no avail. But then, I avoided, so far, to build the whole thing as a character string. Would it be the only option?

Thanks for any help.

-- Vincent Goulet, Professeur agrégé École d'actuariat Université Laval, Québec Vincent.Goulet_at_act.ulaval.ca http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca ______________________________________________ R-help@stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.Received on Mon Sep 18 02:40:28 2006

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