Re: [R] assign vector name

From: <Bill.Venables_at_csiro.au>
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 16:43:53 +1000

Well, you can do it:

assign(paste("myname", name[1], sep = "."), seq(1:10))

but this looks clumsy to me, as if you were trying to make R do something the same way that you do things in some other system. This is nearly always a bad idea. My advice is to learn how to do things the R way.

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From: r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org] On Behalf Of livia
Sent: Saturday, 1 December 2007 2:12 AM
To: r-help_at_r-project.org
Subject: [R] assign vector name

Hello,

I have got a vector, for example seq(1:10), and I have an array "name" defined before which contain the vector name I would like to use. So name[1]= "price". I would like to name the vector in the following codes:

paste("myname", name[1]) <- seq(1:10)

But it does not work. Could anyone give me some advice? Many thanks.

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