[R] using an element of an array as a new object

Julian Burgos jmburgos at u.washington.edu
Wed Jan 16 19:54:14 CET 2008

See ?assign.

ppaarrkk wrote:
> I have an array called filesBox. I want to take each element of the first
> column and assign a dataset to it.
> For example :
> filesBox[4,1]  returns
> [1] "fileR"
> Then I want to assign "fileR" which exists as a text file to the R object
> "fileR" like this :
> filesBox[4,1] <- read.table(paste(dir2, filesBox[4,1], sep=""), header =
> But this doesn't work because filesBox[4,1] is an element of an array but I
> want it as a new R (effectively) data frame.
> Any ideas please ?

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