[R] Appending the column names
David L Carlson
dcarlson at tamu.edu
Mon Jul 30 23:52:02 CEST 2012
You can't always get what you want (a data.frame with two sets of column
headings), but you do have several options. Maybe they will help you think
about what you are trying to do.
Given X and Y as Arun provided earlier, you can create Z
> Z <- rbind(X,colnames(Y),Y)
> Z
Summary G Y R
1 Acc 12 12 13
2 Bcc 11 14 15
3 Ccc 13 15 16
4 Summary G Y R
5 Acc 10 11 12
6 Bcc 13 12 11
7 Ccc 11 16 20
Which is a data.frame, but all the variables are character and the second
set of column headings is just row #4.
Or a list consisting of two data.frames
> ListXY <- list(X=X, Y=Y)
> ListXY
$X
Summary G Y R
1 Acc 12 12 13
2 Bcc 11 14 15
3 Ccc 13 15 16
$Y
Summary G Y R
1 Acc 10 11 12
2 Bcc 13 12 11
3 Ccc 11 16 20
Now each data.frame is preserved as a member of the list ListXY.
Or a single data frame that keeps track of where each row comes from by
adding a column called Group:
> DataXY <- rbind(data.frame(Group="X", X), data.frame(Group="Y", Y))
> DataXY
Group Summary G Y R
1 X Acc 12 12 13
2 X Bcc 11 14 15
3 X Ccc 13 15 16
4 Y Acc 10 11 12
5 Y Bcc 13 12 11
6 Y Ccc 11 16 20
You just might find that one of these is what you need.
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David L Carlson
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4352
> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of R. Michael Weylandt
> Sent: Monday, July 30, 2012 3:42 PM
> To: namit
> Cc: r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R] Appending the column names
>
> On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 3:17 PM, namit <saileshchowdary at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi Freinds,
> >
> > I have two data frames X,Y. I want to append both the data frames
> into one,
> > along with the columns names from both the data frames (it should
> look like
> > Z).
> >
> > X:
> > Summary G Y R
> > Acc 12 12 13
> > Bcc 11 14 15
> > Ccc 13 15 16
> >
> > Y:
> > Summary G Y R
> > Acc 10 11 12
> > Bcc 13 12 11
> > Ccc 11 16 20
> >
> >
> >
> > Result
> > ----------
> > Z:
> >
> > Summary G Y R
> > Acc 12 12 13
> > Bcc 11 14 15
> > Ccc 13 15 16
> > Summary G Y R
> > Acc 10 11 12
> > Bcc 13 12 11
> > Ccc 11 16 20
> >
> >
> > Can anyone help me on this.
>
> No, as noted to you by me before
> (https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2012-July/319868.html) -- a
> data frame, by definition, has a single column name per column. It
> also must have unique rownames so your "desired output" is simply not
> a data frame and thus no one can help you to construct one.
>
> Now, to repeat myself:
>
> What are you trying to do (big picture wise)?
>
> R's data structures are quite flexible and powerful and it's very easy
> to build one to fit your needs, but what are those needs? We cannot
> know if you don't tell us.
>
> Michael
>
> >
> > Thanks in Advance.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Namit.
> >
> > Arun your logic is not working,getting error message(could not find
> > function"Colnames")
> >
> >
> >
> > --
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