Re: [R] Object name and Strings?

From: Stéphane Cruveiller <>
Date: Tue 18 Jul 2006 - 19:12:43 EST

Thanks for your answer.

Here is what I am trying to do.
I have a list which is called MyList. I would like to get only the "name" of this object as a simple characters string. i.e. Is there a function in R which is able
to give:

 > name<-fun(Mylist)
 > name

thanks in advance,


Prof Brian Ripley a écrit :
> On Tue, 18 Jul 2006, Stéphane Cruveiller wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Is there a simple way to convert an object name to a characters string?
> Yes, as.character, as in
>> x <-"foo")
>> x

> foo
>> as.character(x)
> [1] "foo"
> However, I suspect you are not using the words in their technical sense
> (a name is a synonym for a symbol in R), so if this is not the answer,
> please give us an example of what you are trying to do (which might be
> deparse).
> mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Tue Jul 18 19:29:15 2006

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