Re: [R] List and Column Names in a Function?

From: Douglas Bates <bates_at_stat.wisc.edu>
Date: Sat 14 May 2005 - 01:41:56 EST

khobson@fd9ns01.okladot.state.ok.us wrote:
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>
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> In this simple function, how can I pass strings for index and column names
> to the function? I've posted this type of question before and received no
> response.
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> Maybe this example will be easier to understand and troubleshoot.
>
> ds <- function(myds, vec) {myds[[vec]]*2}
>
> ds1 <- c(X=list(1:10), Y=list(11:20))
>
> ds(get("ds1"),get("Y"))

You are overusing the get function. I think you can do what you want as

ds(ds1, "Y")



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