Re: [Rd] R-devel: rownames of a data.frame

From: Gregor Gorjanc <>
Date: Wed 06 Dec 2006 - 10:08:22 GMT

Martin Maechler <maechler <at>> writes: ...
> because colnames() and rownames() work via dimnames(), and so do
> "colnames<-" and "rownames<-" ---
> I think it would be unwise to change this, since it's well documented
> property of these functions.
> As you noted yourself, using names() and "names<-"
> i.e.,
> names(df1) <- "bla"
> in the example above, is the recommended way for data frames and does not
> change the rownames to character.

Thank you for this followup! It seems that I should have read the documentation more carefully. May I just suggest to add names in see also for row.names help page.

Regards, Gregor mailing list Received on Wed Dec 06 22:28:25 2006

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