[R] Rearranging columns with cbind

From: vin691 <kjv_at_unh.edu>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 13:23:06 -0700 (PDT)


I'm getting an error that I don't understand when trying to rearrange my data columns with cbind. My data is in 27 columns, like so:

> data <- read.table("CalledFeatsNimblegen.csv", header=T, sep=",") > names(data)

 [1] "MF_not_mC"          "MF_promoter"        "MF_genebody"       

"FF_not_mC"
[5] "FF_promoter" "FF_genebody" "Leaf_not_mC"
"Leaf_promoter"
[9] "Leaf_genebody" "Root_not_mC" "Root_promoter"
"Root_genebody"
[13] "Xylem_not_mC" "Xylem_promoter" "Xylem_genebody"
"Phloem_not_mC"

[17] "Phloem_promoter" "Phloem_genebody" "Fallbud_not_mC"
"Fallbud_promoter"

[21] "Fallbud_genebody" "Winterbud_not_mC" "Winterbud_promoter"
"Winterbud_genebody"

[25] "Springbud_not_mC" "Springbud_promoter" "Springbud_genebody"  

When I do this operation, I get the following "unused arguments" command: > dataSort <- cbind(data[19:27, 1:12, 13:15, 16:18], deparse.level=2) Error in `[.data.frame`(data, 19:27, 1:12, 13:15, 16:18) :   unused argument(s) (16:18)

Can anyone tell me why I'm getting this? When I apply the same command to different combinations of columns, or to 16:18 by itself, there is no problem.

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