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Coercing the Argument to a Name in R Programming – as.name() Function

  • Last Updated : 19 Jun, 2020

as.name() function in R Language is used to coerce the argument to a name. The as.name() and as.symbol() functions are identical.

Syntax: as.name(x)

Parameters:
x: Object to be coerced

Example 1:




# R program to illustrate
# as.name() function
  
# Calling the as.name() function to
# coerce the argument to a name
x <- as.name("sample")
  
# Calling the is.name() function
# to check whether the argument is
# name or not
is.name(x)

Output:

[1] TRUE

Example 2:




# R program to illustrate
# as.name() function
  
# Calling the as.name() function to
# coerce the argument to a name
x <- as.name("sample")
  
# Getting the class of the argument
class(x)

Output:

[1] "name"
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