[R] Which data structure in R can mimic hash in PERL best?

Duncan Temple Lang duncan at wald.ucdavis.edu
Sat Nov 15 17:25:42 CET 2008

You could use

   new.env(hash = TRUE, emptyenv())

and you can even specify an initial size.

Seth Falcon has a package named dict that allows
for different choices of hash function.


Leon Yee wrote:
> Dear all,
>     Which data structure in R can mimic hash in PERL? I'd like to set up
> a lookup table, which could be accomplished by HASH if using PERL. Which
> of the data structures in R is the most efficient for lookup table?
> Thanks for your help.
> Best regards,
> Leon
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