Re: [R] Object name and Strings?

From: Stéphane Cruveiller <scruveil_at_genoscope.cns.fr>
Date: Tue 18 Jul 2006 - 19:34:20 EST

That is exactly what I wanted to do...

Thanks for the hint...

Stéphane.

Prof Brian Ripley a écrit :
> On Tue, 18 Jul 2006, Stéphane Cruveiller wrote:
>
>
>> 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"
>>
>
> myfun <- function(x) deparse(substitute(x))
>
> That's how to find the name (if it was a name) given as a function
> argument.
>
>
>> 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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