[R] Creating dataframe names on the fly?

science! karthik.ram at gmail.com
Sat Mar 21 01:18:23 CET 2009

I am aware that it is easily possible to create var names on the fly. e.g.
but is it possible to assign dataframes to variables created on the fly?

If I have a dataframe called master and I wanted to subset parts of those
data into separate dataframes, I could do:


but I would like to do this in a loop. Can someone give me suggestions on
how to accomplish this?

I tried assign(paste("m",i,sep=""),subset(master,master$SAMPLE==i) with no


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