[R] changing a matrix from class data.frame to class dist

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Thu Oct 15 18:27:30 CEST 2009

On Oct 15, 2009, at 11:34 AM, Maxime Pauwels wrote:

> Dear,
> I have a data frame object (FSTc) which is in fact a matrix of class  
> data.frame

Not sure that is possible (in R terminology anyway.). Dataframes are  

> but created from a txt file using the command
> FSTc<-read.table("FSTcmatrix.txt", header=T)
> I would like to transform it in a distance matrix of class dist to  
> use it with the ade4 package.
> I'm quite sure this is a simple operation but i just don't have the  
> commands.


#which points to

?as.dist      # which is a coercion function


David Winsemius, MD
Heritage Laboratories
West Hartford, CT

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