[R] converting a string to an element in a function call

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Wed Jun 21 21:38:05 CEST 2000

On Wed, 21 Jun 2000, Adrian Vance Custer wrote:

> Hello everyone,

> The issue is that I pass a vector of strings to the function and want to use it
> as:
> update(.~.+ do.something.to.the.string(vector.argument.of.strings[i])
> or in the code below
> update(.~.+unknown(facvec[i]))

There's probably a way to do this more directly, but you can use
substitute() to update the formula.



Thomas Lumley
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Washington, Seattle

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