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Writing functions in packages that define values of global variables
Is there a way to have functions inside packages define global variables? Specifically, is there a way to have a function that imports a data set and then cuts it up and defines the pieces as variables that I can access with other functions I've written in a notebook. For instance, if I always want it to take the dates from the data and define them as variable called Dates or whatever. ________________________________________ This E-Mail (including any attachments) may contain privileged or confident= ial information. It is intended only for the addressee(s) indicated above. The sender does not waive any of its rights, privileges or other protection= s respecting this information. Any distribution, copying or other use of this E-Mail or the information it= contains, by other than an intended recipient, is not sanctioned and is pr= ohibited. If you received this E-Mail in error, please delete it and advise the sende= r (by return E-Mail or otherwise) immediately. This E-Mail (including any attachments) has been scanned for viruses. It is believed to be free of any virus or other defect that might affect an= y computer system into which it is received and opened. However, it is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that it is vir= us free. The sender accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage arising in any = way from its use. E-Mail received by or sent from RBC Capital Markets is subject to review by= Supervisory personnel. Such communications are retained and may be produced to regulatory authorit= ies or others with legal rights to the information. IRS CIRCULAR 230 NOTICE: TO COMPLY WITH U.S. TREASURY REGULATIONS, WE ADVI= SE YOU THAT ANY U.S. FEDERAL TAX ADVICE INCLUDED IN THIS COMMUNICATION IS N= OT INTENDED OR WRITTEN TO BE USED, AND CANNOT BE USED, TO AVOID ANY U.S. FE= DERAL TAX PENALTIES OR TO PROMOTE, MARKET, OR RECOMMEND TO ANOTHER PARTY AN= Y TRANSACTION OR MATTER.