[R] store and retrieve object names in a vector

Kjetil Brinchmann Halvorsen kjetilbrinchmannhalvorsen at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 14:25:42 CET 2005

zhihua li wrote:
> hi netters,
> suppose i have a series of objects X1, X2, B1,C1........... they all 
> have the same dimensions. i want to combine into one by using cbind:
> y<-cbind(X1,X2,B1,C1.....)
> but i don't want to type the names of these objects one by one. instead, 
> i've put their names into a vector: x<-c("X1","X2","B1","C1",....)

Something like:

do.call(rbind, lapply(x,get)) # not tested
should work!


> i used y<-cbind(x). but what i got is a matrix of the names, not a 
> combination of matrices.
> anybody know how to handle this?
> thanks a lot!
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