[R] expression with running index

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Sun Apr 25 20:34:31 CEST 2004

Tamas Papp wrote:

> Hi,
> I need a list of expression of the form expression(b[i]), where i is a
> running index.  So for example, if i <- -1:2, I would like to have a
> list equivalent to
> list(expression(b[-1]), expression(b[0]), expression(b[1]), expression(b[2]))
> "i" might be a character vector (like c("f", "g", "h"))
> Could somebody help me out by writing a function that produces the
> list above for a given string in place of "b" and a vector of subscripts?
> Sorry if this has been discussed before, I tried searching the
> archives but "expression" as a keyword gives too many results on
> different subjects.
> Thanks,
> Tamas

For example:

  lapply(as.double(-1:2), function(x) substitute(b[i], i = list(i=x)))

Uwe Ligges

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