[R] row naming

Kevin Bartz kbartz at loyaltymatrix.com
Thu Jul 15 21:05:40 CEST 2004

The rownames of a data.frame are there for reference; they are not
considered a column in your data set and will not be included in any
analyses. The short answer as to whether you should try to remove them is
no. To read in the file, use read.table(file, header=F), as you probably
already discovered.


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[mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Herman, David
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 11:35 AM
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Subject: [R] row naming

            If I have a four column data set (with thousands of rows), that
doesn't have a header, how do I load in this text file, WITHOUT a row added
for naming(i.e. numbering the rows, 1 2 3 4 5......).
Also, if a row is added for naming, then will it be actually included in the
data? That is, will that numbered row be included in analysis I run? (like

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