[R] inplace assignment

David Hugh-Jones davidhughjones at gmail.com
Fri Jun 16 11:23:57 CEST 2006

I get tired of writing, e.g.

data.frame[some.condition & another.condition, big.list.of.columns] <-
paste(data.frame[some.condition & another.condition,
big.list.of.columns], "foobar")

I would a function like:

inplace(paste(data.frame[some.condition & another.condition,
big.list.of.columns], "foobar"))

which would take the first argument of the inner function and assign
the function's result to it.

Has anyone done something like this? Are there simple alternative
solutions that I'm missing?


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