Re: [R] Object name and Strings?

From: Stéphane Cruveiller <scruveil_at_genoscope.cns.fr>
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
"MyList"

thanks in advance,

Stéphane.

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 <- as.name("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).
>
>



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