Re: [R] formals or args question

From: Dimitris Rizopoulos <dimitris.rizopoulos_at_med.kuleuven.ac.be>
Date: Tue 24 May 2005 - 00:58:24 EST

formals() returns a list, so you could try this:

a <- function(p, r) p + r
names(formals(a))

I hope it helps.

Best,
Dimitris



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> Hello again, thank you again for all of your help. I am trying to
> get the arguments for a function, in a way that I can handle them.
> If I do args(fun), it doesnt really do what I want. If I use
> formals(fun) i get output like:
>
> $a
>
>
> $r
>
>
> $s
>
>
> Now, lthis is supposedly a list, but if i say formals(a)[[1]], I get
> nothing. I am just trying to get a vector with teh arguments of a
> function so I can loop over them.
>
> ex; a<-function(p,r){p+r}
>
> want: vector of c("p", "r")
>
> The documentation for args and formals is quite confusing. Thanks
> again! ~Erithid
>
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