multiassign {Biobase}R Documentation

Assign Values to a Names


Assign values to names in an environment.


multiassign(x, value, envir = parent.frame(), inherits=FALSE)


x A vector or list of names, represented by strings.
value a vector or list of values to be assigned.
envir the environment to use. See the details section.
inherits should the enclosing frames of the environment be inspected?


The pos argument can specify the environment in which to assign the object in any of several ways: as an integer (the position in the search list); as the character string name of an element in the search list; or as an environment (including using sys.frame to access the currently active function calls). The envir argument is an alternative way to specify an environment, but is primarily there for back compatibility.

If value is missing and x has names then the values in each element of x are assigned to the names of x.


This function is invoked for its side effect, which is assigning the values to the variables in x. If no envir is specified, then the assignment takes place in the currently active environment.
If inherits is TRUE, enclosing environments of the supplied environment are searched until the variable x is encountered. The value is then assigned in the environment in which the variable is encountered. If the symbol is not encountered then assignment takes place in the user's workspace (the global environment).
If inherits is FALSE, assignment takes place in the initial frame of envir.


#-- Create objects  'r1', 'r2', ... 'r6' --
nam <- paste("r",1:6, sep=".")

multiassign(nam, 11:16)

#assign the values in y to variables with the names from y


[Package Biobase version 1.8.0 Index]