[BioC] passing character string as an environment arguement

John Zhang jzhang at jimmy.harvard.edu
Tue Sep 13 20:16:38 CEST 2005

>I am writing a wrapper function for annotations. I would like to be able
>to pass the GeneChip identifier to mget as a character string. Attempts
>to do this via "paste", as below, do not work because envir expects an
>object, not a character string. Is there a work around for this?
>mget(x=affyIDVec[i], envir=paste("rat2302", GENENAME, sep=""), mode =
>"any", ...

get(paste("rat2302", GENENAME, sep = "")) will return the object.

>Mark W. Kimpel MD
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Jianhua Zhang
Department of Medical Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
44 Binney Street
Boston, MA 02115-6084

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