# [R] dput(treat)

Michael Dewey lists at dewey.myzen.co.uk
Wed Oct 11 13:10:21 CEST 2017

```Dear Ted

On 11/10/2017 11:59, Ted Beginner (RStudio) via R-help wrote:
>
> I got advice here that I didn't understand! Can I ask to explain me the meaning of this procedure: first get the structure, and then assign it back. For what? Thanks!  (Great thanks to Moderator/Admin!)
>
> You should learn to post in plain text and use dput to present your data structures. At your console do this

So this is what you do to display your data-frame in a plain text way.

> dput(treat)
> # and this will appear. Copy it to your plain-text message:
> structure(list(ID = 1:5, start = c(0L, 0L, 0L, 0L, 0L), stop = c(66L,
> 18L, 43L, 47L, 26L), censor = c(0L, 0L, 1L, 1L, 0L), sex = c(2L,
> 1L, 2L, 2L, 1L), age = c(1L, 2L, 3L, 3L, 4L), stage = c(3L, 4L,
> 3L, NA, 3L), treatment = c(1L, 2L, 1L, 2L, NA)), .Names = c("ID",
> "start", "stop", "censor", "sex", "age", "stage", "treatment"
> ), class = "data.frame", row.names = c("1", "2", "3", "4", "5"
> )):

are sure we have exactly the same as you had.

> Then we can just do this:
>   treat <- structure(list(ID = 1:5, start = c(0L, 0L, 0L, 0L, 0L), stop = c(66L,
> 18L, 43L, 47L, 26L), censor = c(0L, 0L, 1L, 1L, 0L), sex = c(2L,
> 1L, 2L, 2L, 1L), age = c(1L, 2L, 3L, 3L, 4L), stage = c(3L, 4L,
> 3L, NA, 3L), treatment = c(1L, 2L, 1L, 2L, NA)), .Names = c("ID",
> "start", "stop", "censor", "sex", "age", "stage", "treatment"
> ), class = "data.frame", row.names = c("1", "2", "3", "4", "5"
> ))
>

If you carry on posting in HTML it is possible that your e-mails will
get scrambled so it would be best to post in plain text. It does not

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