Re: [R] type of object of a variable in a data frame

From: David Winsemius <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 13:33:01 +0000 (UTC)

Chang Liu <> wrote in news:BAY144-W56113AA5B8B59D44C17F37BE080_at_phx.gbl:

> 3. The reason I want it to be a list or vector, is that I want to
> fill in some blank values, i can't seem to do things like:
> data$V1[1] = 3 Is it because these variables are pointers? Is there
> a better way to do this?

You have not given reproducible code, so it is difficult to know why that does not succeed. I have a data.frame with a similar name left over from another problem. When I enter DATA$V1[1] = -.5 , it has the desired effect. Although it is not the source of the error, you should learn to use "<-" rather than "=". You should also learn to post questions with reproducible code.

David Winsemius

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