Re: [R] names of objects in .rda

From: Christos Hatzis <christos_at_nuverabio.com>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 14:13:53 -0400

You're right. I didn't realize that what happens when attaching is that

"a new environment is created on the search path and the elements of a list (including columns of a data frame) or objects in a save file or an environment are *** copied *** into the new environment"

Thanks.
-Christos

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:r-help-bounces_at_stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Seth Falcon
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> Subject: Re: [R] names of objects in .rda
>
> "Christos Hatzis" <christos_at_nuverabio.com> writes:
>
> > An approach would be to attach it and then use ls()
>
> No, that really is not an approach. If you load it, then
> there is no problem to read the names. The point is not to
> load it. This is important when dealing with large objects
> or large collections of objects.
>
> + seth
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