[R] Unequal column lengths
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Fri Apr 15 02:31:29 CEST 2016
> On Apr 14, 2016, at 2:33 PM, Tom Mosca <tom at vims.edu> wrote:
> I�ve tried several times to learn R, but have never gotten past a particular gate. My data are organized by column in Excel, with column headers in the first row. The columns are of unequal lengths. I export them as CSV, then import the CSV file into R. I wish to summarize the data by column. R inserts NA for missing values, then refuses to operate on columns with NA. R is importing my data into a data frame, and I realize that is inappropriate for what I want to do.
> How can I import my data so that I can work on columns of unequal length? The first thing I would like to do is generate a table containing mean, median, mode, standard deviation, min, max and count, all per column.
Most of the summary statistic functions have an na.rm options that you should set to TRUE.
> Thank you, Tom
> Example data
> Dat1 Dat2 Dat3
> 1 1 5 4
> 2 7 7 9
> 3 3 3 5
> 4 2 NA 5
> 5 9 NA NA
Looks like you have an R dataframe already, so I would try(
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