Re: [R] Writing Vector to a File

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 09:42:02 -0400

On 6/23/2008 9:15 AM, Gundala Viswanath wrote:

> Dear Philipp and Duncan,
> 
> I've tried
> 
>> write(as.character(myvec), "output.txt", sep="\n")
> 
> and
> 
>> writeLines(as.character(myvec), "output.txt", sep="\n")
> 
> Both yielding same result.
> 

>>> 1
>>> 1
>>> 1
>>> 1
>>> 1
>>> 6241
> 
> Is there any other possible  explanation, why it
> still went wrong?

Yes, your myvec is not a factor. My previous message told you how to determine what it is.

Duncan Murdoch

> 
> - Gundala Viswanath
> Jakarta - Indonesia
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 8:02 PM, Philipp Pagel <p.pagel_at_wzw.tum.de> wrote:

>>> I want to print this vector into a file
>>>
>>> > myvec
>>> [1] --Control --Control --Control --Control --Control HBA2 HBA1
>>> [8] HBA1 --Control HBB --Control HBB HBA1 MBP
>> [...]

>>>
>>> However using this command:
>>> write(myvec, "output.txt", sep="\n")
>>>
>>> I get this instead in my output.txt:
>>>
>>> 1
>>> 1
>>> 1
>>> 1
>>> 1
>>> 6241
>>> 6240
>>> 6240
>>> 1
>>> 6242
>>> 1
>>> 6242
>>> 6240
>>> ....
>>>
>>> What's wrong with my command above?
>>
>> I think your vector is a factor and what ends up in your file is the
>> internal representation of the factor.  Try this instead:
>>
>> write(as.character(myvec), "output.txt", sep="\n")
>>
>> cu
>>        Philipp
>>
>>
>> --
>> Dr. Philipp Pagel
>> Lehrstuhl für Genomorientierte Bioinformatik
>> Technische Universität München
>> Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan
>> 85350 Freising, Germany
>> http://mips.gsf.de/staff/pagel
>>
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