[R] modifying colnames of tables in a loop
Dimitris Rizopoulos
dimitris.rizopoulos at med.kuleuven.be
Thu Nov 16 16:32:09 CET 2006
try the following (untested):
tb1 <- tb2 <- tb3 <- matrix(1:100, 10, 10, dim = list(NULL,
LETTERS[1:10]))
lis <- list("tb1", "tb2", "tb3")
for(i in seq(lis)){
tb <- get(lis[[i]])
colnames(tb) <- tolower(colnames(tb))
assign(lis[[i]], tb)
}
I hope it helps.
Best,
Dimitris
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Werner Wernersen" <pensterfuzzer at yahoo.de>
To: "Benilton Carvalho" <bcarvalh at jhsph.edu>
Cc: <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: [R] modifying colnames of tables in a loop
> That's almost perfect! Only the operation
> colnames(get(x)) <-
> seems not to be defined.
>
> Now I can't figure out how to assign the colnames of
> the object in the original environment.
>
> Thanks, Benilton!
>
> --- Benilton Carvalho <bcarvalh at jhsph.edu> schrieb:
>
>> how about:
>>
>> for (x in l) colnames(get(x)) <-
>> lower.case(colnames(get(x)))
>>
>> b
>>
>> On Nov 16, 2006, at 9:01 AM, Werner Wernersen wrote:
>>
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I have a list with the names of tables, e.g.
>> > l <- c("t1","t2","t3")
>> > and I want to change the colnames of each of the
>> > tables in a for loop like this:
>> > for (x in l) {
>> > colnames(eval(x)) <-
>> lower.case(colnames(eval(x)))
>> > }
>> >
>> > This does not work but could someone give me some
>> help
>> > to get on the right track?
>> >
>> > Thanks a million,
>> > Werner
>> >
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