[R] combine two data-frames into one

From: Suyan Tian <stian_at_mail.rockefeller.edu>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 15:43:42 -0400


Hi Everyone:

I need some help on combining two datasets into one. Since for those two datasets, there are different variables. Like

In dataset 1, I have

pt x1 x2
1 12 24
2 20 17

In dataset 2, I have
pt x2 x3
3 19 33
4 20 16

The final dataset I want should look as
pt x1 x2 x3
1 12 24 NA
2 20 17 NA
3 NA 19 33
4 NA 20 16

I used setdiff and rbind together and got what I wanted, but I am thinking there must be a simpler way to do this. Maybe just one command or something. Please help me out.

Thanks so many,

Suyan



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