# Find Location and Character Vector of an Object with partial name in R Language – apropos() and find() Function

** appros()** function in R Language will give the character vector of name that contain the partial name.

Syntax:

apropos(“x”, ignore.case, simple.word)

Parameters:x:partial-name of objectignore.case:Case sensitive or notsimple.word:if TRUE the what is searched as a whole word

**Example:**

`# R program to illustrate ` `# appros function` ` ` `# Apply apropos function in R` `apropos(` `"max"` `, ignore.case ` `=` `FALSE, simple.word ` `=` `FALSE) ` |

**Output:**

"cummax" "max" "max.col" "pmax" "promax" "varimax" "which.max"

Here in the above code, the `appros()`

function will return all the strings which have “max” in them.

#### find() Function

** find()** function returns the location where the object with specific name can be found.

Syntax:

find(“x”, ignore.case, simple.word)

Parameters:x:partial-name of objectignore.case:Case sensitive or notsimple.word:if TRUE the what is searched as a whole word

**Example:**

`# R program to illustrate` `# find function` ` ` `# Apply find function in R` `find(` `"varimax"` `, ignore.case ` `=` `FALSE, simple.word ` `=` `FALSE) ` |

**Output:**

# "package:stats

Here in the above code, we get the location of where “varimax” is stored. So `find()`

function is used to find what we have specified to it.