Hopefully this is not a homework question.
The other responses are fine, but I would suggest the simplest way to do
exactly what you ask is
if (!exists('r4')) r4 <- data.frame(a=0, b=0, c=0, d='x')
The exists() function requires a character string for its first argument,
i.e., the name of the object, not the object itself (check the help page
Using "get" to get it doesn't make sense if it already exists.
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On 9/20/16, 12:31 PM, "R-help on behalf of Crombie, Burnette N"
<r-help-boun...@r-project.org on behalf of bcrom...@utk.edu> wrote:
>If a data.frame (r4) does not exist in my R environment, I would like to
>create it before I move on to the next step in my script. How do I make
>that happen? Here is what I want to do from a code perspective:
>a <- 0, b <- 0, c <- 0, d <- "x", r4 <- data.frame(cbind(a,b,c,d))
>Thanks for your help,
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