as.environment {base}R Documentation

Coerce to an Environment Object

Description

Converts a number or a character string to the corresponding environment on the search path.

Usage

as.environment(object)

Arguments

object the object to convert. If it is already an environment, just return it. If it is a number, return the environment corresponding to that position on the search list. If it is a character string, match the string to the names on the search list.

Value

The corresponding environment object.

Author(s)

John Chambers

See Also

environment for creation and manipulation, search.

Examples

as.environment(1) ## the global environment
identical(globalenv(), as.environment(1)) ## is TRUE
try(as.environment("package:stats"))      ## stats need not be loaded

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