Re: [R] Adding new columns to (output) data - e.g., read 5 cols write 8

From: jim holtman <jholtman_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 21:45:39 -0400

yourDF <- cbind(yourDF, f=yourDF$a+yourDF$b, g=yourDF$a * 3, h=yourDF$c + yourDF$d)

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 9:26 PM, Esmail Bonakdarian <esmail.js_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, I have the following task I'd like to accomplish:
>
> A file contains 5 columns of data (several hundred rows), let's call
> them a, b, c, d and e (ie these are their column headers)
>
> I also have a set of definitions, e.g.,
>
> f = a + b
> g = a * 3
> h = c + d
> etc.
>
> I would like to write out a new .rda file that contains columns
>
> a b c d e f g h etc.
>
> I.e. , the original data plus new columns (with headers and data).
>
> It seems that there ought to be a simple way to do this, could
> someone provide some guidance on the best way to accomplish
> this task? (I tried a few things as this seemed rather trivial,
> but did not succeed. I still hope/assume this is a trivial thing
> to do if one knows R well)
>
> Thanks,
>
> Esmail
>
> ps: I want to thank everyone again who posted their solutions
> to my previous query. Seeing different solutions for the same
> problem is a tremendously effective way to learn something
> new.
>
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