[R] How to pass strings to functions? [once once more, now With content I hope...]

From: Gijs Plomp <gplomp_at_brain.riken.jp>
Date: Thu 08 Jul 2004 - 20:23:36 EST


Dear expeRts,

I fail to succesfully pass strings to functions. It comes down to the observation that

> plot(someVariable,anotherVariable)

works fine, but

> x <- "someVariable"
> y <- "anotherVariable"
> plot(x,y)

does not.

Does this have something to do with the returned value of x being /"someVariable"/ and not /someVariable/, i.e. without the quotation marks? Is there any way to work around this?

Ultimately I'd like to make multiple graphs by looping throught the values in vectors. Something like:
> var<-c(var1,var2...n)
> for (v in var)

 >{

> plot(var, x))

 >}

I've looked around for help on this but am stuck.

Hope you can help,
Gijs Plomp



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