Re: [R] Unexpected behaviour as.data.frame

From: Jan van der Laan <rhelp_at_eoos.dds.nl>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 20:11:23 +0200

Thanks. I also noticed myself minutes after sending my message to the list. My 'please ignore my question it was just a stupid typo' message was sent with the wrong account and is now awaiting moderation.

However, my other question still stands: what is the preferred/fastest/simplest way to create a data.fame with given column types and dimensions?

Regards,
Jan

On 05/15/2011 04:43 PM, Bert Gunter wrote:
> In your post, you're missing the final "s" on the stringsAsFactors
> argument in the d1 assignment. When I typed it correctly, it works as
> expected.
>
> -- Bert
>
> On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 4:25 AM, Jan van der Laan<rhelp_at_eoos.dds.nl> wrote:
>> I use the following code to create two data.frames d1 and d2 from a list:
>> types<- c("integer", "character", "double")
>> nlines<- 10
>> d1<- as.data.frame(lapply(types, do.call, list(nlines)),
>> stringsAsFactor=FALSE)
>> l2<- lapply(types, do.call, list(nlines))
>> d2<- as.data.frame(l2, stringsAsFactors=FALSE)
>>
>> I would expect d1 and d2 to be the same, however, in d1 the second column is
>> a factor while in d2 it is a character (which I would expect):
>>
>>> str(d1)
>> 'data.frame': 10 obs. of 3 variables:
>> $ c.0L..0L..0L..0L..0L..0L..0L..0L..0L..0L.: int 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
>> $ c........................................: Factor w/ 1 level "": 1 1 1 1
>> 1 1 1 1 1 1
>> $ c.0..0..0..0..0..0..0..0..0..0. : num 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
>>> str(d2)
>> 'data.frame': 10 obs. of 3 variables:
>> $ c.0L..0L..0L..0L..0L..0L..0L..0L..0L..0L.: int 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
>> $ c........................................: chr "" "" "" "" ...
>> $ c.0..0..0..0..0..0..0..0..0..0. : num 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
>>
>>
>> As different but related question: I use the commands above to create an
>> 'empty' data.frame with specified column types and dimensions. I need this
>> data.frame to pass on to my c++ routines. Is there a more simple/elegant way
>> of creating this data.frame?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Jan
>>
>>
>> PS:
>> I am running R on 64 bit Ubuntu 11.04:
>>
>>> sessionInfo()
>> R version 2.12.1 (2010-12-16)
>> Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)
>>
>> locale:
>> [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 LC_NUMERIC=C
>> [3] LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8
>> [5] LC_MONETARY=C LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8
>> [7] LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8 LC_NAME=C
>> [9] LC_ADDRESS=C LC_TELEPHONE=C
>> [11] LC_MEASUREMENT=en_US.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=C
>>
>> attached base packages:
>> [1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
>>
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>
>



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