[R] Dynamic string as element name in a list

From: Paul Lemmens <paul.lemmens_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 14:38:04 +0100

Dear all,

I have a piece of code along the lines of

f <- function(x) {
 clipname <- "LK" # but is in real determined based on info in data.frame x  # other manipulations
 return( list(clipname=list(....)))

My intention is to do

out <- f(dat)

and then (in this example) having/getting


which is a list in itself.

Of course, it doesn't work like this, but having tried all kinds of combinations of eval(), parse(), substitute(), and friends I was unable to get the contents of clipname as the element name of the list that I return in f().

Is this possible to do so at all and if so, what am I missing?

Kind regards,
Paul Lemmens

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