[Rd] Data table in C

From: Tom McCallum <tom.mccallum_at_levelelimited.com>
Date: Fri 17 Nov 2006 - 15:55:21 GMT


After getting one list done, I am now struggling to form a data frame in C.

I tried to do a list of lists which gives me :

$<NA>
$<NA>[[1]]

[1] "BID"
$<NA>[[2]]

[1] 0.6718

$<NA>[[3]]

[1] 3e+06

$<NA>
$<NA>[[1]]

[1] "BID"
$<NA>[[2]]

[1] 0.6717

$<NA>[[3]]

[1] 5e+06

$<NA>
$<NA>[[1]]

[1] "BID"
$<NA>[[2]]

[1] 0.6717

$<NA>[[3]]

[1] 17200000

and then as.data.frame them in R but this gives me

> print(l);

   X0.type X0.price X0.volume X1.type X1.price X1.volume X2.type X2.price 1 BID 0.6723 3e+06 BID 0.6722 5e+06 BID 0.67195

   X2.volume X3.type X3.price X3.volume X4.type X4.price X4.volume X5.type 1 19400000 BID 0.6723 3e+06 BID 0.6722 5e+06 BID

   X5.price X5.volume X6.type X6.price X6.volume X7.type X7.price X7.volume
1   0.6723     3e+06     BID   0.6723     3e+06     BID  0.67195  19400000
   X8.type X8.price X8.volume X9.type X9.price X9.volume X10.type X10.price
1     BID   0.6723     3e+06     BID  0.67215     1e+07      BID    0.6723
   X10.volume X11.type X11.price X11.volume X12.type X12.price X12.volume
1      5e+06      BID   0.67215      1e+07      BID    0.6723      3e+06

and so on.

Is the only way in C to do this or is there a better way of creating a 2 dimensional data frame with names columns? I could not find a "data.frame" object so I assume one has to use lists but I can't see how to get a 3 column list as the example below shows:

   a b d
1 1 4 7
2 2 5 8
3 3 6 9

Tom

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