[Rd] creating namespaces outside packages
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 12:58:56 CET 2014
On 28/03/2014, 7:01 AM, Rainer M Krug wrote:
> I would like to use namespaces outside packages, but I could not find
> any references on how to do it (only a thread  which says "use a
> package"). Using a package is not possible in my case, as I am passing
> variables from org-mode / emacs to R and would like to avoid name
> clashes. This is a dynamic process, and each time the code is evaluated,
> the variable can be different.
> I am putting them at the moment into an environment which is locked, but
> I would like to avoid name clashes, so the idea of using environments.
> So: is there a way to create a namespace and populate it as I can do
> with an environment?
I don't know what you think is the difference between a namespace and an
environment. I would say a namespace is one of the environments
associated with a package, i.e. it's just an environment in a particular
So depending on what you are trying to accomplish, it may be fine to
just set up an environment. Why do you think that won't work?
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