[R] character string to name

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Mon Jul 9 16:25:07 CEST 2007

On Mon, 9 Jul 2007, Jim Lemon wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I thought I recalled a request for turning a character string into an
> object name as in:

Yes. It's a FAQ.


> x$as.name("y")<-1:4
> OR
> x<-data.frame(as.name("y")=1:4)
> However, as.name and a few other uninformed attempts didn't even come
> close. A search of "character to name" produced no helpful functions.
> This isn't a very urgent request, but if anyone knows some trick to
> perform this transformation, I would like to hear about it. Thanks.
> Jim
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Thomas Lumley			Assoc. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley at u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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