[R] getting values out of functions

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at pdf.com
Fri Jul 30 03:22:50 CEST 2004

      Have you looked at "writing your own functions" in "An 
Introduction to R", downloadable from "www.r-project.org" -> 
Documentation:  Manuals?  If you want more than one object, you can 
return a list with all the objects you want as components;  see "lists 
and data frames" in the same manual. 

      hope this helps.  spencer graves
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Kathryn Jones wrote:

>Hi there,
>Just wondering if there's a way to get a value you've 
>assigned within a function, out of the function?
>For example, 
>function () 
>	testing <-read.table("...",header=TRUE)
>I want to be able to use 'testing' outside of the function, 
>so be able to call ls() and testing be there...
>Any ideas?
>R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
>PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html

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