[R] how do I get my data in matrix form?

ccleland@optonline.net ccleland at optonline.net
Wed Dec 22 02:30:58 CET 2004

You probably want something like this:

mydata <- read.spss("c:\\myfolder\\mydata.sav", to.data.frame=TRUE)

----- Original Message -----
From: "UW Email (yunt)" <yunt at u.washington.edu>
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 8:17 pm
Subject: [R] how do I get my data in matrix form?

> Hi,
> I am trying to convert the SPSS data that I imported using the 
> package foreign into a matrix form in R. I tried using 
> write.table() and cbind() but the output still looks bizzarre. I 
> have about 104 columns and 21143 rows. Is the size of the the data 
> causing a problem? 
> Here was my approach
> mydata<-("file location",max=0)
> mydata
> cbind(mydata) #doesnt work well
> write.table(mydata) #distorted output
> I also tried data.frame(mydata) #but this gives me only 4 columns 
> (though properly arranged)
> Is there a better way to resolve this problem? 
> Thanks
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