[R] renaming an object

Natalie Roberts nroberts at wehi.EDU.AU
Mon Oct 16 05:58:00 CEST 2000

Say I have a file called exp.batch which contains 2 cols
The first col contains names of R objects the user would like to use.
The second col contains the file names which will be read in using
i.e. exp.batch may look like this.....

name1	complex/filename/path1.txt
name2   complex/filename/path2.txt
name3	complex/filename/path3.txt
name4   complex/filename/path4.txt

I want to have a function which will read in the files and make them into
the objects named in the 1st column - automatically (by just providing

for(i in 1:nrow(exp.batch)){
##But now I really want tmp to be   as.name(exp.batch[i,1])???
## so that I can call the data from complex/filename/path1.txt
## by typing name1 
In  the end I should have objects name1, name2, name3, name4
which are the names stored in the 1st column of exp.batch

The basic idea is having to avoid typing out all this!


Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,


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