[R] passing object names in a vector to save?

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Fri Feb 20 19:54:15 CET 2004

On Fri, 20 Feb 2004, wolski wrote:

> for(x in nam)
> {
> 	#reads the objects and assigns the names.
> 	assign(x,simFromEmboss(Simmatrix(),x))
> 	nnam<-paste(x,".rda",sep="")
> 	print(nnam)
> 	save(x,file=nnam)
> }
> I knew that it fails. (It saves object x containing a char.)

There are at least two possibilities.  The specialised one is to look at
the help for save() and notice that you can specify a vector of names of
objects with the list= argument

The more general one is to use substitute() or do.call(). For example


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