[R] help: how to change the column name of data.frame

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jul 19 12:49:35 CEST 2005

On Tue, 19 Jul 2005, wu sz wrote:

> Thanks a lot! But  DF[c(4,6)] <- DF[c(6,4)]   seems to just exchange
> the data, not the names. If exchanging the columns(both data and
> names) needs two steps?
> DF[c(4,6)] <- DF[c(6,4)]
> names(DF)[c(4,6)] <- names(DF)[c(6,4)]

Yes, it does.  You did however say in your first message that you wanted 
to exchange the data, despite the subject line.

As I asked before *PLEASE* do try to be precise in what you want to do.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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