[R] advice on exporting a distance matrix in the correct format needed please

Hans-Joerg Bibiko bibiko at eva.mpg.de
Wed Aug 16 15:10:51 CEST 2006

In order to get a table structure out of a dist object use 'as.matrix 
()' like 'as.matrix(dist(myMatrix))' and write.table().


On 16 Aug 2006, at 14:46, Ffenics wrote:

> Hi there
> Could anyone please tell me how to export a distance matrix to  
> a .csv file please? when I tried write(matrix) I got the values but  
> not in the format of a distance matrix - just a list of numbers in  
> 4 columns - and when I try write.table(matrix, file="distance.csv")  
> I get the following
> Error in as.data.frame.default(x[[i]], optional = TRUE) :
>         cannot coerce class "dist" into a data.frame
> Any suggestions much appreciated
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