[R] [Fwd: Re: Assigning to multiple variables]

From: Tom Backer Johnsen <backer_at_psych.uib.no>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 23:36:03 +0200

Scott Romans wrote:
> If we have a function that returns 2 or more values (such as dim as
> applied to a matrix), can we assign these 2 or more values to an equal
> number of differently named variables in one line? For example, is
> there any way to do something like this:
> [NumberRows NumberColumns] <- dim(MatrixA)

In that case R returns an object (a vector) with two values where the first is the number of rows and the second is the number of columns. Almost everything in R are objects.


> d <- dim(attitude)
> rows <- d[1]
> rows

[1] 30


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