These functions take strings as input and turn them into symbols.

sym(x)

syms(x)

Arguments

x

A string or list of strings.

Value

A symbol for sym() and a list of symbols for syms().

Examples

# The empty string returns the missing argument: sym("")
#>
# This way sym() and as_string() are inverse of each other: as_string(missing_arg())
#> [1] ""
#>