[R] Return a list

Mike Prager mike.prager at noaa.gov
Fri Sep 26 20:57:24 CEST 2008

"Stefan Fritsch" <fritsch at bips.uni-bremen.de> wrote:

> I have several output variables which I give back with the list command.
> test <- function	{return(list(a,b,c,d,e,f,g,...))}
> After the usage of the function I want to assign the variables to the output variables.
> result <- test()
> a <- result$a
> b <- result$b
> c <- result$c
> d <- result$d
> ...
> is there a more elegant way to assign these variables, without writing them all down?
> thank you very much for your help!

I don't have a good answer for your question, but I do encourage
you to choose a method that will be readily intelligible to you
when you revisit your code X years later.  

Mike Prager, NOAA, Beaufort, NC
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