[R] Fwd: Merging multiple csv files to new file

Jim Lemon drj|m|emon @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Nov 3 21:35:57 CET 2021

Hi Gabrielle,
I get the feeling that you are trying to merge data in which each file
contains different variables, but the same subjects have contributed
the data. This a very wild guess, but it may provide some insight.

# assume that subjects are identified by a variable named "subjectID"
# create a vector of all your filenames
"dailyCalories_merged.csv", "dailyIntensities_merged.csv",
# step through the filenames, reading each one and merging it into the
final data frame
for(filename in my_filenames) {
 if(!exists(my_df)) my_df<-read.csv(filename)
 else {

I doubt that this will work first time, but it will be a lot easier to
debug than throwing it all into a black box and seeing what comes out.


On Thu, Nov 4, 2021 at 2:36 AM gabrielle aban steinberg
<gabrielleabansteinberg using gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, I would like to merge 18 csv files into a master data csv file, but
> each file has a different number of columns (mostly found in one or more of
> the other cvs files) and different number of rows.
> I have tried something like the following in R Studio (cloud):
> all_data_fit_files <- rbind("dailyActivity_merged.csv",
> "dailyCalories_merged.csv", "dailyIntensities_merged.csv",
> "dailySteps_merged.csv", "heartrate_seconds_merged.csv",
> "hourlyCalories_merged.csv", "hourlyIntensities_merged.csv",
> "hourlySteps_merged.csv", "minuteCaloriesNarrow_merged.csv",
> "minuteCaloriesWide_merged.csv", "minuteIntensitiesNarrow_merged.csv",
> "minuteIntensitiesWide_merged.csv", "minuteMETsNarrow_merged.csv",
> "minuteSleep_merged.csv", "minuteStepsNarrow_merged.csv",
> “minuteStepsWide_merged.csv", "sleepDay_merged.csv",
> "minuteStepsWide_merged.csv", "sleepDay_merged.csv",
> "weightLogInfo_merged.csv")
> But I am getting the following error:
> Error: unexpected input in "rlySteps_merged.csv",
> "minuteCaloriesNarrow_merged.csv", "minuteCaloriesWide_merged.csv",
> "minuteIntensitiesNarrow_merged.csv",
> "minuteIntensitiesWide_merged.csv", "minuteMETsNarrow_merged.csv"
> (Maybe the R Studio free trial/usage is underpowered for my project?)
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