[R] simple question

Martin Henry H. Stevens hstevens at rci.rutgers.edu
Tue May 1 18:59:21 CEST 2001

How does one turn a character string back into an object?

I would like to take character strings and use them as objects, a process
that I think is the reverse of deparse( substitute(X)).
E.g., I would like to get the variable names from the fourth object listed
with objects(),
something like

names(objects()[4]), but of course that doesn't work.


Dr. M. Henry H. Stevens
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Ecology, Evolution, & Natural Resources
14 College Farm Road
Cook College, Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8551

email: hstevens at rci.rutgers.edu
phone: 732-932-9631
fax: 732-932-8746

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