[R] Moving data in a dataset

MacQueen, Don macqueen1 at llnl.gov
Wed Sep 14 20:49:27 CEST 2011

Spreadsheets have cells, but R does not. So you will have to be much more

The closest I can come would be like this example:

If you want to copy the value that is in the 3rd row, 2nd column to the
4th row, 1st column, then
  mydata[4,1] <- mydata[3,2]
But that is a copy, not a move (and whatever was in "cell" 4,1 will be
To leave the 3rd row, 2nd column "empty", then next you would do
  mydata[3,2] <- NA

However, this example is only a guess, and it only makes sense if your
data is stored in a matrix or data frame. But you haven't said how your
data is stored.

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Don MacQueen

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Livermore, CA 94550

On 9/14/11 1:18 AM, "sikelos" <sikelos1986 at hotmail.it> wrote:

>Dear all,
>i'm relatively new to R and so my question could be considered stupid.. By
>the way..
>I have a dataset and i would like to move data from a cell to another
>specific cell. Hw can i do??
>Thanks for your help!!
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