[R] Convert text into a variable name
djnordlund at verizon.net
Thu Nov 6 07:06:14 CET 2008
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> [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Xing Yuan
> Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 9:37 PM
> To: Simon Blomberg
> Cc: r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R] Convert text into a variable name
> Thanks for the reply, Simon!
> I just want to name a object as the text string. So I have
> "AGE" then how
> can I do
> somecommand("AGE") = 39
> then I should have
> AGE = 39 in my data set.
> On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 12:28 AM, Simon Blomberg
> <s.blomberg1 at uq.edu.au>wrote:
> > ?assign
> > On Thu, 2008-11-06 at 00:03 -0500, Xing Yuan wrote:
> > > Hello R users,
> > >
> > > Does anybody know what command I should use to convert
> the text string
> > "AGE"
> > > to be variable name AGE so I can assign value to it
> > > e.g. AGE = 39?
> > >
> > > Thank you very much!
> > >
> > > Joe
Simon gave you the answer. The command is the function assign(). Type
?assign at the R console prompt to read about the function.
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