[R] naming list entries dynamically

tlange at gwdg.de tlange at gwdg.de
Thu Oct 23 22:29:58 CEST 2008


I'm new to R and I'd like to dynamically assign names to the entries of a
The situation is: I load several ascii-files from a folder. The data shall
be stored within the list structure, where the file names are assigned to
the list entries.

> flist
 [1]  1.0  1.2  1.4  1.6  1.8  2.0...
 [1]  1.0  1.2  1.4  1.6  1.8  2.0...

That's what I would like to see. But I got stucked coding it. Web search
doesn't helped me a lot. Here is some code I thought it somehow would work
like this:

flist <- list()
fname <- list.files(pattern="some_pattern.txt")
for(i in 1:length(fname)) {
   flist$"how_do_I_name_it_dynamically?" <- read.table(fname[i],

Second: I assume to use lists in R more or less like Matlab-structs. I
hope that's not compleatly wrong... ?

Appreciating any help and hints,

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