RE: [R] data manipulation

From: John Fox <jfox_at_mcmaster.ca>
Date: Thu 14 Apr 2005 - 11:11:40 EST


Dear Yoko,

If you're sure that the data are complete, then data <- matrix(scan("file-name"), ncol=29) should do the trick. Then to name the columns of the data matrix, colnames(data) <- c("one", "two", etc.). [Of course, you'd substitute meaningful names.]

I hope this helps,
 John



John Fox
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch
> [mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Yoko Nakajima
> Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 7:56 PM
> To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] data manipulation
>
> Hello,
> my question is about the data handling.
>
> I have a data set that is lined as:
>
> 4 1 17 1 1
> -5.1536 -0.1668 -2.3412 -0.5062 0.9621 0.3640 0.3678
> -0.5081 -0.2227
> 0.8142 -0.0389 -0.0445 -0.0578 -0.1175 -0.1232 0.8673
> -0.1033 -0.0796
> -0.0341 -0.1716 -0.1801 -0.7014 0.6578 0.5611
> 4 1 17 2 1
> -5.1536 -0.1668 -2.3412 -0.5062 0.9621 0.3640 0.3678
> -0.5081 -0.2227
> 0.8142 -0.0389 -0.0445 -0.0578 -0.1175 -0.1232 0.8673
> -0.1033 -0.0796
> -0.0341 -0.1716 -0.1801 -0.7014 0.6578 0.5611
>
> This means that 29 variables are together as a set. You saw
> two sets of them in example. I have about 1000 sets (of 29
> variables) in my data. When I "scan" this data set, the
> result comes with 7 columns and it is not possible, so far,
> to read the table by column wise, and thus it is not possible
> to analyze the data. I would like to know whether there is a
> way to solve this problem, say, by arranging columns or
> increasing the number of columns of data matrix by R.
>
> Also, I would like to know how you could name each column of
> the data so that you could use the individual column separately.

>
> Sincerely.
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