[R] transpose rows and columns for large data

Elham - ed_isfahani at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 29 19:37:32 CET 2016

thank you all,it worked 

    On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:49 PM, "Dalthorp, Daniel" <ddalthorp at usgs.gov> wrote:

 Try David's suggestion to spell the argument "stringsAsFactors" correctly. Then:

data <- read.table("your_file_location", sep ="\t", comment.char = "", stringsAsFactors = F, header = T)
transpose_data <- t(data)

On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 9:56 AM, Elham - via R-help <r-help at r-project.org> wrote:

yes you have right about excel.by R,what should I do for transposing row and column?

    On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:13 PM, David Winsemius <dwinsemius at comcast.net> wrote:

> On Nov 29, 2016, at 9:22 AM, Elham - via R-help <r-help at r-project.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to transpose large datasets inexcel (44 columns and 57774 rows) but it keeps giving me the message we can'tpaste because copy area and paste area aren't the same size. Is there a way totranspose all the data at one time instead of piece by piece? One dataset has agreat amount of rows and columns.
> I tried this R function to transpose the datamatrix:
> data <- read.table("your_file_ location", sep ="\t", comment.char = "", stringAsFactors = F, header = T)
> transpose_data <- t(data)
> But I received tis error:
> unused argument (stringAsFactors = F)

You misspelled that argument's name. And do learn to use FALSE and TRUE.

> Is there another way (I prefer a way with Excel)?

This is not a help list for Excel.


David Winsemius
Alameda, CA, USA

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