Set the Names in an Object
This is a convenience function that sets the names on an object and returns the object. It is most useful at the end of a function definition where one is creating the object to be returned and would prefer not to store it under a name just so the names can be assigned.
setNames(object = nm, nm)
- an object for which a
namesattribute will be meaningful
- a character vector of names to assign to the object
- An object of the same sort as
objectwith the new names assigned.
unname for removing names.
setNames( 1:3, c("foo", "bar", "baz") ) # this is just a short form of tmp <- 1:3 names(tmp) <- c("foo", "bar", "baz") tmp ## special case of character vector, using default setNames(nm = c("First", "2nd"))