Re: [R] strange list structure question

From: <markleeds_at_verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 20:21:14 -0600 (CST)


Hi Rolf: it's not what's inside the lapplys that i was interested in which probably made my question more confusing. all i was trying to show was that,

in EXAMPLE 1, the name comes back at the top level of the result.

in EXAMPLE 2, i can use the name GGG inside the lapply functon to do whatever ( the whatever was just a stupid example which can be disregarded ).

my question is : is it possible to do both: be able to return the name at the top level but also mess with the name inside the lapply. i'm ccing the list again because it's quite clear that my question was ill posed. thanks for that enlightenment. I can't show my actual example because it's too complicated but essentially i want to be able to return GGG at the top level like EXAMPLE 1 does but also use GGG inside the lapply like EXAMPLE 2 does. Thanks for telling me that i'm confusing !!!!

On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 9:10 PM, Rolf Turner wrote:

> Mark:
>
> What the <expletive deleted> are you actually trying to do? Your two
> applications
> of lapply() do in effect quite different things. The first gives a
> list of
> length 1; the single entry is named ``GGG''; this entry is a list of
> length 3.
>
> The second application gives a list of length 3. Each entry of this
> list is a vector
> of length 1. The single entry of each such vector has name ``GGG''
> just as you requested.
>
> R does what you ask it to do. You have to be clear in your own mind
> as to just
> what you're asking.
>
> cheers,
>
> Rolf
>
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