[R] problem with "transform" and "get" functions

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Wed May 22 08:28:38 CEST 2013

On May 22, 2013, at 01:54 , David Winsemius wrote:

>> {
>> test0 <- transform(test, (get(var.names[i])) = 0)
> There is no `get<-` function. You need to use assign.

Also note that transform's "left hand sides" are really names of function arguments and therefore syntactically cannot be expressions. The within() function allows full assignment syntax. 

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