Re: [R] renaming objects

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 18:00:58 -0500

This does not really answer your question but the following lets you refer to an object by a second name although the object still has its original name as well.

> a <- 3
> makeActiveBinding("b", function() a, .GlobalEnv)
NULL

> b

[1] 3
> a <- 4
> b

[1] 4

On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 4:20 PM, <Giles.Crane_at_doh.state.nj.us> wrote:
>
> 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
> obj.rename(x,y)
> # or
> obj.rename("x","y")
>
> 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.
> Cordially
>
> Giles Crane, M.Phil., MPH
> Research Scientist & Statistician
> New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services
> Tel 609 292-8012, -5666
> Fax 609 292-9288
> giles.crane_at_doh.state.nj.us
>
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