Re: [R] dynamic object names?

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Mon 19 Sep 2005 - 20:51:59 EST

John Charles Considine wrote:

> On Mon, 2005-09-19 at 11:38 +0200, Uwe Ligges wrote:
> 

>>samir@guidi.ch wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I am trying to extract data from a matrix. Let's say that i am interested in
>>>extracting
>>>rows from a 4x4 matrix. Instead of giving a fix name to these 4 rows I would
>>>like to add a number to prefix. As result I should get 4 objects named:
>>>
>>>prefix_1
>>>prefix_2
>>>prefix_3
>>>prefix_4
> 
> Samir,
> In addition to the other comments, part of the problem may be that you
> can't assign the character '_' to standard objects.


Why not???
R can handle standard names with "_" in it for ages now.

Uwe Ligges

 > Could you use '.' instead?

> JC 
> 
> 

>>>I attepted to solve the problem with a loop, but without success. Any hints??
>>
>>
>>1. In fact, you do not really want it.
>>2. You want to use "<-" rather than "->" for assigments. Reading your
>>code is really hard when you are using this non-conventional way.
>>3. In order to answer your question: This is the FAQ "How can I turn a
>>string into a variable?". The posting guide asks you to read these FAQs
>>before sending questions to R-help. Please do so.
>>
>>Uwe Ligges
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>>matrix(LETTERS[1:16], ncol=4) -> MM
>>>>MM
>>>
>>> [,1] [,2] [,3] [,4]
>>>[1,] "A" "E" "I" "M"
>>>[2,] "B" "F" "J" "N"
>>>[3,] "C" "G" "K" "O"
>>>[4,] "D" "H" "L" "P"
>>>
>>>
>>>for (xxx in 1:4) {
>>>MM[xxx,] -> prefix_xxx;
>>>}
>>>
>>>
>>>Thanks
>>>
>>>samir
>>>
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