[Rd] S4 Slot assignment within function

mcguirebc mcguirebc at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 23:03:36 CEST 2011

Is there a simple way to assign values to S4 slots from within a function? 

Doing this doesn't work:

> assign_slot<-function(x){

assign("OBJECT at slot",x,envir=parent.env(environment())



All I get from this is a new object with the name OBJECT at slot, the slot
assignment of OBJECT doesn't change.

I have thought about solutions such as eval(parse()) to pull this off, but
would prefer not to ugly up the code.


I have searched rather thoroughly, but it is possible I overlooked
something. If I did, apologies.


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