[R] Separating Columns in Excel Export from R

Peter Ehlers ehlers at ucalgary.ca
Fri Jul 27 20:45:55 CEST 2012

On 2012-07-27 09:30, watsonl wrote:
> Hello -
> When I export my files using the write.table command and name the file.xls
> and use the sep="/t" to try and separate the columns in excel, everything
> just stays in one column. how do i get them all into separate columns (it
> did this before but i can't figure out what's different between this time
> exporting and other times when i enter the same thing)

You're _not_ entering the same thing! Wanna bet?
(Hint: check you sep= argument)

Peter Ehlers

> example:
>> write.table(topTable(fit2, coef=3, adjust="fdr",
>> sort.by="B",number=50000), file="preterm_parturient.xlsx", row.names=F,
>> sep="/t")
> what about this command wont let the columns get separated?
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