[R] renaming objects

From: <Giles.Crane_at_doh.state.nj.us>
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 16:20:18 -0500

Is there a way to rename R objects?
I am looking for a way to rename objects without making new objects.

#For example:
x = c(1:40)
# I wish to use a function to rename x, already created, to y, perhaps by
# or


There are numerous examples of renaming
variables (columns) in dataframes, but I have found no methods for renaming objects.
The functionassign() does not do this.

Thank you for any help you can give.

Giles Crane, M.Phil., MPH
Research Scientist & Statistician
New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services Tel 609 292-8012, -5666
Fax 609 292-9288

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