[R] Conversion of strings to expressions
sundar.dorai-raj at pdf.com
Thu Nov 4 15:41:36 CET 2004
Alexander Sokol wrote:
> I'm not sure how to state my question in a technically accurate manner, so
> I'll use a short example to clarify my problem:
> Say I have a vector,
> I would like to be able to "reference" the vector by using the string
> containing the name of the vector - that is, I would like to know of some
> function which is able to convert the string "vec" into the vector vec itself.
> The purpose of this is to be able to do something like
>  FALSE TRUE FALSE TRUE
> I hope it is clear from this what the problem is. It seems to me that the
> function desired is akin to a sort of "inverse" to the quote() function, but I
> have been unable to find such a function.
> I am using R 1.9.1 on Windows 2000 SP4. Does anyone have a suggestion of how
> to solve the problem?
I think you want ?get. This is FAQ 7.21.
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