[R] Using data frames for EDA: Insert, Change name, delete columns? (Newcomer's question)

From: Ben Fairbank <BEN_at_ssanet.com>
Date: Wed 29 Jun 2005 - 00:39:48 EST

I am finding complex analyses easier than some elementary operations in R. In particular I want to do some low level exploratory data analyses with data in a data frame but cannot find commands to easily insert, remove (delete), rename, and re-order (arbitrarily, not sort) columns. I see that the micEcon package has an insertCol command, but that is for matrices, not data frames. I have looked through several introductory texts but all seem to stop short of explaining the commands needed for the above. Could a reader provide a reference where such commands are documented?  

Thank you,  

Ben Fairbank

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