[R] Save/Load function()-result to file in a loop

R. Michael Weylandt michael.weylandt at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 14:42:35 CET 2012

Load doesn't return the object you saved, but rather a character
vector with the name of that object, here "x". So you would do
something like

x # Here's your data

or more robustly


See ?load (value) for details.


On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 7:57 AM, Johannes Radinger <JRadinger at gmx.at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am looking for a way to save the result of a function, e.g the lm()-function to a file and reload it afterwards again. I'd like to do that in order to minimize the used memory when running the function in a loop. The actual function I want to store is the evaluate() from the dismo package.
> I tried it with save() and load() but I am not sure if that is the way I should do it as I don't get the result I desire...
> ls <- list("A","B","C")
> for(i in ls){
>        x <- lm(c(1,2,3)~c(2,5,6))
>        save(x, file = paste("/path/to/file_",i,sep=""))
> }
> A <- load("/path/to/file_A")
> /Johannes
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