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

In this article, we are going to find the location and character vector of an object with a partial name in R Programming Language.

### R – apropos() Function

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

`# 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.

### R – find() Function

**find() Function in R **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

`# 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.