Re: [R] transform table to matrix

From: Ista Zahn <izahn_at_psych.rochester.edu>
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2011 11:21:08 -0500

Hi Sk,

On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 8:43 AM, SK MAIDUL HAQUE <skmaidulhaque_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>  I have a text file that I have imported into R. It contains 3 columns and
> 316940 rows. The first column is vegetation plot ID, the second species
> names and the third is a cover value (numeric). I imported using the
> read.table function.
>
> My problem is this. I need to reformat the information as a matrix, with the
> first column becoming the row labels and the second the column labels and
> the cover values as the matrix cell data.

dat.m <- as.matrix(dat)
rownames(dat.m) <- dat[, 1]
dat.m <- dat.m[, -1]

However, since the
> read.tablefunction imported the data as an indexed data frame, I can't use
> the columns
> as vectors.

I'm not sure why you can't access the collumns in a data.frame. Of course you can -- see ?"[" or ?subset

Is there a way around this, to convert the data frame as 3
> separate vectors?

?"["

Best,
Ista

I have been looking all over for a function, and my
> programming skills are not great.
>
>
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