Re: [R] reshape bug?

From: hadley wickham <>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 08:25:32 -0600

Hi Stephen,

Thanks for the bug report (and apologies for the delay getting back to you). I'm working on a fix today and will hopefully release a new version in the very near future.


On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 12:51 PM, stephen sefick <> wrote:
> Hadley et al.,
> I was using the cast function to reshape some data (aggregate a melted
> data frame) and I did not put in the fill and for the most part the
> values that came out were fine, but there were value great than an
> order of magnitude from the actual value. When I put in the fill
> argument everything is okay. I don't provide a reproducible example
> because the data set is to large to post to the list, but if you would
> like to see it then I can provide it.
> #this works
> cast(x, Date+RiverMile+location~Order, sum, fill=0)
> #this doesn't
> cast(x, Date+RiverMile+location~Order, sum)
> R version 2.8.0 (2008-10-20)
> i386-pc-mingw32
> locale:
> LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252;LC_CTYPE=English_United
> States.1252;LC_MONETARY=English_United
> States.1252;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=English_United States.1252
> attached base packages:
> [1] splines grid stats graphics grDevices utils
> datasets methods base
> other attached packages:
> [1] ggplot2_0.7 MASS_7.2-44 RColorBrewer_1.0-2
> proto_0.3-8 reshape_0.8.1 plyr_0.1.1
> thanks
> --
> Stephen Sefick
> Research Scientist
> Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy
> Let's not spend our time and resources thinking about things that are
> so little or so large that all they really do for us is puff us up and
> make us feel like gods. We are mammals, and have not exhausted the
> annoying little problems of being mammals.
> -K. Mullis


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