# [R] assigment

Joshua Wiley jwiley.psych at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 12:05:36 CET 2010

```Hi Robert,

What about a named list?  This will generalize to your two text files
one with data, the other with names.

x <- c("a2","b7","c8")
y1 <- c(1,2,3,2)
y2 <- c(4,2,7,5,4,3,8)
y3 <- c(1:10)

dat <- list(c(1,2,3,2), c(4,2,7,5,4,3,8), c(1:10))
names(dat) <- c("a2","b7","c8")
dat
# example
dat\$a2
dat[["a2"]]

dat2 <- list(y1, y2, y3)
names(dat2) <- x

Cheers,

Josh

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 2:57 AM, Robert Ruser <robert.ruser at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello R Users,
> I have vectors
> x <- c("a2","b7","c8")
> y1 <- c(1,2,3,2)
> y2 <- c(4,2,7,5,4,3,8)
> y3 <- c(1:10)
> and I want to assign values form vector y1 to a new variable which
> name comes from the 1st value of the vector x etc. How to do it using
> only vector x.  As a result I should have:
> a2 <- y1
> b7 <- y2
> c8 <- y3
>
> More general problem: I have 2 txt files.
> First is a one column
> C4
> C6
> F
> D
> D1
> D2
> D5
> D6
> ....
> Second is (non-define number of columns):
> 44, 60, 65, 139, 138
> 47
> 48
> 49, 46
> .....
> is it possible to automatically assign:
> C4 <- c(44, 60, 65, 139, 138)
> C6 <- c(47)
> ...
>
> I would appreciate for any help.
>
> Robert
>
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Joshua Wiley
Ph.D. Student, Health Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles
http://www.joshuawiley.com/

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