[R] write.table to Excel file

Jeff Bricker jdbricker at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 03:19:32 CEST 2006

from ?write.table:

     By default there is no column name for a column of row names.  If
     'col.names = NA' and 'row.names = TRUE' a blank column name is
     added, which is the convention for CSV files to be read by

On 8/31/06, array chip <arrayprofile at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi, I found that when writing a matrix with row names
> and column names to an Excel file, the Excel file when
> opened has column names shifted towards left resulting
> disalignment. Here is an exmaple
> x<-matrix(1:20,nrow=4,dimnames=list(paste('r',1:4,sep=''),paste('c',1:5,sep='')))
> write.table(x,"xx.xls",sep='\t')
> If you open the xx.xls file, you will understand what
> I meant. Is there anyway to solve the disalignment?
> Thanks
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