[R] Replecing empty values with a letter (continuation)

Peter Alspach PAlspach at hortresearch.co.nz
Thu Apr 24 04:00:33 CEST 2008


I think you'll find the issue is that read.csv creates a data.frame and
your subsetting syntax
dat[is.na(dat)] is assuming it to be a matrix.  If this is the case, you
have two options:

Coerce dat into a matrix with as.matrix(dat);
Use apply() to replace the missing data for each column in turn ...
apply(dat, 2, function(x) x[is.na(x)] <- 'N')

HTH .......

Peter Alspach

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Judith Flores
> Sent: Thursday, 24 April 2008 11:20 a.m.
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> Subject: [R] Replecing empty values with a letter (continuation)
> Sorry, I hit the send botton by accident. Here is my code so far:
> dat<-read.csv('myfile.csv', na.strings="") dat[is.na(dat]<-'N'
>    But it doesn't replace the <NA> for the letter 'N'.
>      I am using R v 2/7/0, running it under Windows XP.
> Thank you,
> Judith
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