[R] Assessing the name of an object within an argument
bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 10:31:25 CET 2017
This is false. formals() gives the FORMAL argument list of the function,
not the ACTUAL arguments supplied. That is obtained by the construction
The OP should consult a good R tutorial for this and other uses of
substitute(), part of the "computing on the language" functionality of R.
On Jan 10, 2017 4:04 AM, "Thomas Mailund" <mailund at birc.au.dk> wrote:
You can get that using `formals()`.
my_func <- function(dataset = iris)
#print(dataset) # here I do not want to print the dataset but the name
# of the object - iris in this case - instead
print(formals()$dataset) # this is what you want
This gives you what the arguments were as an alist. It won’t always be a
name, of course, but when it is, as in this case, that will be a symbol you
On 10 January 2017 at 09:51:55, g.maubach at weinwolf.de (g.maubach at weinwolf.de
(mailto:g.maubach at weinwolf.de)) wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have a function like
> my_func <- function(dataset)
> some operation
> Now I would like not only to operate on the dataset (how this is done is
> obvious) but I would like to get the name of the dataset handed over as an
> my_func <- function(dataset = iris)
> print(dataset) # here I do not want to print the dataset but the name
> of the object - iris in this case - instead
> # quote() does not do the trick cause it prints "dataset" instead of
> # as.name() gives an error saying that the object can not coerced to a
> Is there a way to do this?
> Kind regards
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