[R] formatting a list

Tomas Vaisar tvaisar at u.washington.edu
Sun Oct 21 16:57:15 CEST 2007

Hi Jim,

thanks a lot.  It works, however - my other problem is that I need to 
transpose the original table before reading it into the list because the 
data come from Excel and it can't handle 7000 columns.  I could read it 
in R transpose end write into a new tab delim file and then read it back 
in,  but I would think that there might be a way in R to do both.
Would you know about the way?


jim holtman wrote:
> another choice is:
> x <- scan('temp.txt', what=c(rep(list(0), 19)))
> On 10/20/07, Tomas Vaisar <tvaisar at u.washington.edu> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am new to R and need to read in a file with 19 columns and 7000 rows
>> and make it into a list of 7000 lists with 19 items each.  For a
>> simpler case of 10 by 10 table I used x <-scan("file",
>> list(0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0)), perhaps clumsy, but it did the job.
>> However with the large 19x7000 (which needs to be transposed) I am not
>> sure how to go about it.
>> Coudl somebody suggest a way?
>> Thanks,
>> Tomas
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