[R] Creating variable names
Gene Hammel
genehammel at comcast.net
Tue Apr 20 23:52:17 CEST 2004
My apologies for asking what is doubtless a dumb question, but I have
scant experience in R.
It would be very convenient in doing lots of plots to be able to do them
in a loop that stepped through a vector of variable names. For example
one could say
x<-("mydates")
y<-c("foo1","foo2","foo3") #where "foon" were vectors
plot(x,y[1],type="n")
points(x,y[1])
points(x,y[2],pch=2)
points(x,y[3],pch=3)
This is pretty easy in Perl, but of course Perl is not for plotting. Of
course one could construct a data structure in R that would hold what
was wanted and maybe that is the way to go. But I thought I would ask,
if you have the patience to get this far with what is, I suspect, a
silly question from a novice.
Thanks.
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