[R] evaluating the contents of a string
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Oct 5 09:43:01 CEST 2001
>>>>> "David" == David A Richmond <richmond at saintmarys.edu> writes:
David> On Mon, 1 Oct 2001, Thomas Lumley wrote:
>> In general, this sort of question is frequently a sign that someone is
>> doing things the hard way. There are some real situations where you need
>> to operate on strings like this, but they are fairly rare.
David> Well, actually I don't know if I'm reinventing the wheel here,
David> but my objective was to write a function which lists the objects
David> in memory with characteristic info, like data type, dimensions,
David> and memory used. so I use ls(pos=1) to get the list of objects
David> at the 'root' level, and then use get(i,pos=1) to get
David> information about each object, then display it in a table. It
David> works nicely with get, and I can make it available if anyone's
David> interested. (I call it "describe" and it displays the name,
David> type, dimensions and size of each object)
you may also have a look at the function
which does something similar.
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