[R] Simultaneously summarizing many models

Richard.Cotton at hsl.gov.uk Richard.Cotton at hsl.gov.uk
Fri Feb 22 16:07:55 CET 2008

> Let´s say I have 10 models, each named m1,m2,m3..., and I would like
> to summarize them automatically 
> and simultaneously  - e.g., to extract parameter estimates later on 
> from all models; how can I do that?
> I have tried:
> x=1:10 #this creates some example data
> y=rnorm(10)
> m1=lm(x~y)
> m2=lm(x~1)
> sum.lms=function(x)summary(paste("m",x,sep=""))
> sum.lms(1:2)
> but the paste() function always returns "m1" "m2" in quotation marks
> instead of m1 m2

Try using get, like so:
for(i in 1:2) print(summary(get(paste("m", i, sep=""))))


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