get

get(x)
Call an R object using a character string.
  • x – The name of an R object, listed as a character string.

Example. Some basic examples are shown below. Notice that only the object name may be called in the character string; subsetting or function arguments for the R object of interest should be placed outside of get.
> x5 <- "x5 variable"
> get("x5")
[1] "x5 variable"
> 
> L3 <- list("list", "of", "three")
> get("L3")
[[1]]
[1] "list"

[[2]]
[1] "of"

[[3]]
[1] "three"

> 
> get("L3[[3]]")
Error in get("L3[[3]]") : object 'L3[[3]]' not found
> 
> get("L3")[[3]]
[1] "three"
> 
> get("mean")(c(1.5, 2.5, 3.5, 4.5))
[1] 3

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