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var myApp = angular.module('myApp',[]);

myApp.controller('MyCtrl', ['$scope', '$parse', 
    function($scope, $parse) {
        $scope.model = { 
            nestedModel: { 
                name: "dat name",
                name2: "dat name before"
            } 
        }; 
      
        var parsedAttrFn = $parse("model.nestedModel.name");
        $scope.parsedAttribute = parsedAttrFn($scope);
        
        var parsedAttrFn2 = $parse("model.nestedModel.name2");
        parsedAttrFn2.assign($scope, 'dat name after');
        $scope.parsedAttribute2 = parsedAttrFn2($scope);
       
        var parsedExpFn = $parse("model.nestedModel.name == 'dat name'");
        $scope.parsedExpression = parsedExpFn($scope);
         
        var parsedJSONFn = $parse("{ name: 'dat name tho' }");
        $scope.parsedJSON = parsedJSONFn();
        
        $scope.testAttribute = "O HAI";
        var parsedLocalFn = $parse("testAttribute");
        $scope.parsedLocal = parsedLocalFn($scope, { testAttribute: "NEW VAL LOL" });
}]);
<div ng-app="myApp">
    <div ng-controller="MyCtrl">
          Hello, {{model.nestedModel.name}}!
          <br /><br />        
          Parsed Attribute: {{ parsedAttribute }}
          <br /><br />
      
          Parsed Attribute2: {{ parsedAttribute2 }}
          <br /><br />
          Parsed Expression: {{ parsedExpression }}
          <br /><br />
          Parsed JSON: {{ parsedJSON.name }}
          <br /><br />
          Local overide: {{ parsedLocal }}
            
    </div>
</div>

              
            
          
            
              

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