Re: [R] Generate object names from variables

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat 15 Jul 2006 - 01:06:22 EST

Try this:

sapply(vectors, get, simplify = FALSE)

or

lapply(vectors, get)

although the last one does not give you the names.

On 7/14/06, Georg Otto <georg.otto@tuebingen.mpg.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I want to generate object names out of variables in a sort of variable
> substitution.
>
> first i generate some vectors and an empty list:
>
> > vector.a<-c("a","b")
> > vector.b<-c("c","d")
> > vector.c<-c("e","f")
> > vectors<-c("vector.a", "vector.b", "vector.c")
> > vectors
> [1] "vector.a" "vector.b" "vector.c"
>
> > vectorlist<-list()
>
> What I would then like to do is to generate elements of the list by
> using variables, somehow like this (does not work):
>
> >for (i in vectors) {
> + list$i<-i
> + }
>
> To end up with a list like this:
>
> > list
> $vector.a
> [1] "a" "b"
> $vector.b
> [1] "c" "d"
> $vector.c
> [1] "e" "f"
>
>
> Any hint will be appreciated.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Georg
>
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