[R] evaluate a string

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jun 26 11:15:35 CEST 2002

On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, Joerg Maeder wrote:

> i want to execute different commands that are saved in strings (eg: "d
> <- 4+7" and some more complicated things). How can i execute/evaluate
> them. I know i could save them to a temp-file a read this with source.
> But is there a way without a file in the middle?
> I know also the 'assign' command but I think it would only the simply
> cases.


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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