[R] inplace assignment

From: David Hugh-Jones <davidhughjones_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri 16 Jun 2006 - 19:23:57 EST


I get tired of writing, e.g.

data.frame[some.condition & another.condition, big.list.of.columns] <- paste(data.frame[some.condition & another.condition, big.list.of.columns], "foobar")

I would a function like:

inplace(paste(data.frame[some.condition & another.condition, big.list.of.columns], "foobar"))

which would take the first argument of the inner function and assign the function's result to it.

Has anyone done something like this? Are there simple alternative solutions that I'm missing?

Cheers
David



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