[R] Retrieving objects from functions...

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Thu Sep 30 10:10:59 CEST 2004

Jonathan Harris wrote:

> I've written a program that involves a loop that creates a matrix. I'd 
> like to be able to manipulate that matrix on my R desktop, but after I 
> run the function, that matrix does not appear when I type ls(). How can 
> I make that matrix become an object that I can manipulate?

Return it from the function and assign it outside:

foo <- function(anything){
   TheMatrix <- fun(anything)

result <- foo(something)

Now, you have the resulting matrix assigned to an object called "result".

Please read "An Introduction to R"!

Uwe Ligges

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