[R] evaluating the contents of a string

David A Richmond richmond at saintmarys.edu
Fri Sep 28 23:23:31 CEST 2001

```Hi,
suppose I do:
b <- matrix(1:9,3,3)
bname <- "b"

now
dim(b)
returns
[1] 3 3

and
dim(bname)
returns
NULL

is there a function to pass bname to such that dim returns the dimensions
of b?

like
dim(somefunc(bname))
returns
[1] 3 3

does 'somefunc' exist?

daver

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