[R] list()

From: Scott Romans <scott.romans_at_mac.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 06:56:43 -0500

Is anyone familiar with a good tutorial (in print or online) on the use of list()? I found Matlab structures to be a great way to pass complex variables (such as a model consisting of differently- dimensioned variables) back and forth between functions. It seems list() requires that you define the components within the command (model <- list( var1 =" ", var2 = " ", etc) and that if you don't fully define and name the component variables WITHIN the list command, you won't be able to refer to them by name elsewhere. Instead, you will have to remember the order and call the component variables as model[[1]] etc. instead of model$var1. Is this a correct understanding? Are there any good, comprehensive explanations on list() with examples?


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