[R] passing columns of tables as a variable to functions
sacha.vsop at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 16 15:21:24 CET 2010
hello! ive come across the following problem:
im writing a function to ease the production of maps. as my tables have
headers, id like to include an option in my function header to pass
these columns to use them inside the evaluation block. the function
looks as follows:
# maptable #the name of the table containing coordinates and columns for
# value: which column of my table to use (e.g. Alt, slope, us, etc...
#  "pos.e" "pos.n" "Alt" "slope" "us" "uus" "lc"
pos.e<-maptable$pos.e #calling the column directly works
pos.n<-maptable$pos.n #calling the column directly works
key<-maptable$value #this doesnt work. output: NULL
... rest of function, irrelevant to my question
for example, i call the function by:
and my interp from akima package denies work, since key is NULL
have i just missed something? ive browsed the help pages and the
archive, looked into crawleys R book but didnt find any solution, though
im pretty sure this should be achievable!
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