[R] rbind with partially overlapping column names

From: Jonathan Flowers <jonathanmflowers_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 20:41:02 -0400


I would like to merge two data frames with partially overlapping column names with an rbind-like operation.

For the follow data frames,

df1 <- data.frame(a=c("A","A"),b=c("B","B")) df2 <- data.frame(b=c("b","b"),c=c("c","c"))

I would like the output frame to be (with NAs where the frames don't overlap)

a      b     c
A     B     NA
A     B     NA
NA   b     c
NA   b     c

I am familiar with ?merge and ?rbind, but neither seem to offer a means to accomplish this.

Thanks in advance.


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