[R] as.object: function doesn't exist but I wish it did

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Wed Dec 29 18:37:50 CET 2010

Not sure what you really want, my best guess is you are looking for get():

best <- get(best)

Uwe Ligges

On 29.12.2010 18:31, Patrick McKann wrote:
> I seem to come to this problem alot, and I can find my way out of it with a
> loop, but I wish, and wonder if there is a better way.  Here's an example
> (lmer1-5 are a series of lmer objects):
>   bs=data.frame(bic=BIC(lmer1,lmer2,lmer3,lmer4,lmer5)$BIC)
>   rownames(bs)=c('lmer1','lmer2','lmer3','lmer4','lmer5')
>   best=rownames(bs)[bs==min(bs)]
>> best
> [1] "lmer5"
> This tells me that lmer5 is the model with the lowest BIC.  I want to start
> working with lmer5 as the best model, such as fixef(best) to get the fixed
> effect estimates from lmer5.  I tried best=as.object('lmer5') but of course
> this doesn't work because that is not a real function.
> Does anybody see what I'm getting at?  If so, do you know a way to do this
> without a loop or series of if statements?
> Thank you!
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