[R] cbind question, please

Berwin A Turlach Berwin.Turlach at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 11:23:17 CEST 2015

G'day Erin,

On Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:51:18 -0400
Erin Hodgess <erinm.hodgess at gmail.com> wrote:

> Here is the big picture.  I have a character vector with all of the
> names of the variables in it.
> I want to "cbind" all of the variables to create a matrix.
> Doing 3 is straightforward, but many, not so much.

So I guess you want something like:

R> do.call(cbind, sapply(big.char, as.name))
     dog cat tree
[1,]   1   2    5
[2,]   2   3    6
[3,]   3   4    7

Which does not seem to have the problem of confusing the numeric vector
`cat' with the function 'cat'.




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