[R] question about cbind()

jz7 at duke.edu jz7 at duke.edu
Sun Aug 20 01:58:39 CEST 2006

Dear all,

I have a question about how to get a matrix by combining a large number of
columns from a data file. Suppose I read a file which have 1000 columns

test = read.table("dat.txt", header=F)

I know I could use "cbind()". It's easy to do when the number of columns
is small (i.e. cbind(test$V1, test$V2)). But how about build a matrix "X"
by combine the first 500 columns. Is there an easy way to write the

Thanks so much!


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