[Bioc-devel] on the subject of combine, cbind and rbind

Michael Lawrence lawrence.michael at gene.com
Tue Jul 12 18:37:26 CEST 2016

Seems like merge() might be the appropriate verb here.

On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 9:31 AM, Kasper Daniel Hansen
<kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com> wrote:
> combine() is the old style way of combining ExpressionSets and friends and
> is pretty powerful, for example dealing with pData objects with different
> columns (which is the case for almost all data).
> It seems to me that cbind() on SummarizedExperiments is much less
> powerful.  Specifically rbind() on DataFrame's (for colData) requires that
> the two DataFrame's have the same columns.  I think this should be
> addressed.  It is not clear to me that rbind() doesn't do the right thing,
> but in that case perhaps we do need combine() for SummarizedExperiment's
> and DataFrame's
> Or perhaps Im doing it wrong.
> Best,
> Kasper
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