Re: [R] ordering in list.files

From: jim holtman <jholtman_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 11:18:27 -0400

Rename them so that they all have the same number of zero filled leading digits:

01abc.csv, 02def.csv, ...

'10' comes before '1a' in the stardard sorting sequence.

The other way is to get a list of all your files, parse off the numerics at the beginning and then sort in numerical order.

On 5/18/07, Shubha Vishwanath Karanth <shubhak_at_ambaresearch.com> wrote:
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> Hi R,
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> My csv files are stored in the order, '1abc.csv', '2def.csv',
> '3ghi.csv', '10files.csv' in a folder. When I read this into R from
> list.files (R command: x=list.files("Z:/CSV/fold",full.names=F), I don't
> get the same order, instead I get the order as "10files.csv" "1abc.csv"
> "2def.csv" "3ghi.csv". But I don't want this ordering. So, how do I
> maintain the oder which I have in my physical folder?

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> Thanks in advance
>
> Shubha
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