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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.

Keywords
list
Usage
setNames(object = nm, nm)
Arguments
object

an object for which a names attribute will be meaningful

nm

a character vector of names to assign to the object

Value

An object of the same sort as object with the new names assigned.

See Also

unname for removing names.

Aliases
  • setNames
Examples
library(stats) 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"))
Documentation reproduced from package stats, version 3.4.1, License: Part of R 3.4.1

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