Re: [Rd] write.csv ignores 'row.names'

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu 24 Nov 2005 - 17:32:11 GMT

On Thu, 24 Nov 2005, Roger Peng wrote:

> Okay, upon further examination, it appears that it works fine if you set
> 'row.names = FALSE' as opposed to 'row.names = F'.

Yes. Adding eval.parent() (not eval()) would be better, though, as it would allow a variable (like F) to be used. I rather like the poetic justice of 'F' not working since no developer would have tested that, though.

>
> -roger
>
> Roger Peng wrote:
>> Upon replying to this email, I took a look at 'write.csv()' and noticed
>> something interesting. I remember there being a discussion sometime in
>> the past about letting 'write.csv()' accept the 'row.names' argument.
>> However, I get the following error:
>>
>> > write.csv(airquality, file = "myfile.csv", row.names = F)
>> Error in write.table(airquality, file = "myfile.csv", row.names = F,
>> col.names = NA, :
>> col.names = NA makes no sense when row.names = FALSE
>> >
>>
>> In 'write.csv()' there is
>>
>> rn <- Call$row.names
>> Call$col.names <- if (is.logical(rn) && !rn)
>> TRUE
>>
>> but is.logical(rn) is always FALSE because even if 'row.names' is
>> specified (non-NULL), it is of class "name". Perhaps something like
>>
>> rn <- eval(Call$row.names)
>>
>> would suffice? I can't tell if that would break anything.
>>
>> -roger
>>
>> Sven Schaltenbrand wrote:
>>
>>> hallo,
>>>
>>> i have a problem by writing a csv file
>>> the first colum is filled with index numbers from 1 to n.
>>> i have to unique two csv files once a week while one file is always the
>>> same.
>>> can anybody tell me, how to write the dataset into a csv file without the
>>> first row of the indexnumbers.
>>> x[,-1] does not wok as it eliminates the first "interesting" colum.
>>> col.names is not accepted by r (do i habe to start a package first? which
>>> one?)
>>>
>>> thx
>>>
>>> sven
>>>
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