R package to retrieve the name of user-defined environments and of function execution environments.


The main goal of this package is to overcome the limitation of the built-in environmentName() function from the base package which does not return the name of an environment unless it is a package, a namespace or a system environment (e.g. the global environment, the base environment, the empty environment).

The envnames package solves this problem by creating a lookup table that maps environment names to their memory addresses. Using this lookup table, it is possible to retrieve the name of any environment where an object resides, be it a package, namespace, system environment, user-defined environment, or function execution environment.

See the following post as motivation for creating this package: https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2010-July/245646.html