[R] problems with 'eval' and 'parse' with strings

From: <salcaraz_at_obelix.umh.es>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 18:51:46 +0200 (CEST)

Hi R-friends:

I don't understand very well the parser.

if I do:

p="v="
q=5
eval(parse(text=paste(p,q,sep="")))

... then the value of v is 5, OK.

but I can't with strings, for example:

p="v="
q="hello friend"

eval(parse(text=paste(p,q,sep="")))

...... error

and, I would need that v has the value "hello friend"

Could anyone help me, please?

Thank you in advance

/salva



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