[R] rename cols
HDoran at air.org
Tue Sep 12 14:17:14 CEST 2006
I don't know, this seems pretty simple and intuitive (to me)
# Create a sample data set with 439 variables
tmp <- data.frame(matrix(c(rnorm(4390)), ncol=439))
colnames(tmp)<-paste("col", 1:439, sep = "")
# rename a certain variable in that dataset
Here you are using indexing and a simple evaluation to find a variable
by name in a large data set and rename it. R is so flexible that this
cat can be skinned in many (and maybe even easier) ways, though.
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> Subject: Re: [R] rename cols
> For a newcomer who wants to rename variable "fksm" and "klmk"
> in a dataframe of with 439 variables there is not easy and
> intuitive solution. That person has to spend a lot of time
> listing columns and counting columns or doing string searches
> or using brackets within brackets within brackets to get a
> simple thing done. Is there a simple function or solution to
> this in R without using an add-on package?
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